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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: Up to 4 years
  • Department: Materials

Programme information

This 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.

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.

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.


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.

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 (Laboratory-based) £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.


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.