Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Earth Science, Engineering or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Diamond possesses an amazing range of extreme properties suitable for commercial exploitation. This course allows you to research these properties through our dedicated multidisciplinary training centre. As an independent researcher, you will gain expertise in every aspect of diamond physics, from plasma science to building sensors.

MSc course modules will examine: synthesis, material science, modelling, characterisation, engineering, device integration and material processing and entrepreneurship. You will undertake two mini-projects during your MSc year, which will feed directly into your PhD in years 2-4. During this time, you will study within at least three of the participating institutions.

Rigorous transferable skills training will complement your research work, leaving you fully qualified for future industry or academic employment and ready to meet the requirements of a fascinating and fast-changing industry.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,191 (estimated)
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585