Taught course

Advanced Materials

University of Nottingham · Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

High 2:2 (or international equivalent) in any relevant subject, usually engineering and materials, chemistry or physics. English language requirements:

Months of entry


Course content

The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent. It is a UK top 10 engineering faculty (QS World University Rankings 2015/16)

This MSc course is designed for science and engineering graduates who wish to develop expertise in modern high performance materials.

Industrial sectors such as aerospace, automotive and energy require advanced materials which may have to operate in challenging environments while delivering high levels of performance.

The course develops an understanding of the properties for a wide range of engineering materials from polymer composites to light-metal alloys, the effect of processing and surface engineering on the properties of a material, and analytical techniques used for materials characterisation.

It provides the knowledge and skills required for a career in materials research and product development of high performance materials.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559