Taught course

Advanced Materials

University of Surrey · Department of Mechanical, Medical and Aerospace Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate science or engineering subject. Alternatively a combination of academic qualifications, training and several years of relevant experience may also be considered to be a suitable background for the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Full-time and part-time students study a number of one-week short-course modules comprising lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials.

The modules cover metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, nanomaterials, bonding, surfaces, corrosion, fracture, fatigue, analytical techniques and general research methods. Each module is followed by an open book assessment of approximately 120 hours.

There is also a materials-based research project, which is made up of the Research Project Planning and the Project modules.

The MSc in Advanced Materials is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) when a Project is undertaken.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222