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Materials Science and Technology MSc / Diploma / Certificate

  • Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: Typically 2-4 years
  • Department: Materials

Programme information

This challenging interdisciplinary programme spans the major classes of engineering materials used in modern high technology manufacturing and industry. The programme is designed to meet the requirements of industry, where qualified materials scientists and engineers are highly sought after.

The programme encompasses all aspects of materials; their selection, manufacture, testing, assembly and environmental impact both during production and at the end of life. The programme is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), allowing progression towards professional chartered status (CEng) after a period of relevant graduate-level employment.

Core study areas include advanced characterisation techniques, surface engineering, processing and properties of ceramics and metals, design with engineering materials, sustainability and a project.

Optional study areas include plastics processing technology, industrial case studies, materials modelling, adhesive bonding, rubber compounding and processing, and polymer properties.

Through a careful balance of lectures, practicals and case studies, you will develop a thorough understanding of the properties and capabilities of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. This specialist knowledge can then be applied to a wide range of industrial contexts including aerospace, automotive, power generation and distribution, IT and manufacturing amongst many others.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a science or engineering subject. Applicants with a lower second class degree (2:2) will be considered.

Interviews may be held on consideration of a prospective student’s application form. Overseas students are often accepted on their grades and strong recommendation from suitable referees.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

English Language Requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.

Assessments

You will be assessed by a combination of written examination(s), set coursework exercises and laboratory reports. The project is assessed by a dissertation, literature review and oral presentation.

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), allowing progression towards professional chartered status (CEng) after a period of relevant graduate-level employment.

The information published here reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 £9,000 £20,500

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.

Our students

Jaydeep

"The programme offers opportunities to use a lot of specialist equipment which is used in industry so we gain a lot of practical knowledge to back up the theory."

Materials Science and Technology

Jaydeep

"The programme offers opportunities to use a lot of specialist equipment which is used in industry so we gain a lot of practical knowledge to back up the theory."

Materials Science and Technology

Jaydeep

"The programme offers opportunities to use a lot of specialist equipment which is used in industry so we gain a lot of practical knowledge to back up the theory."

Materials Science and Technology

Jaydeep

"The programme offers opportunities to use a lot of specialist equipment which is used in industry so we gain a lot of practical knowledge to back up the theory."

Materials Science and Technology