Department of Materials

Postgraduate taught

Ranked 2nd in the Guardian's University Guide 2019 (Subject area- Engineering: materials & mineral)
We provide our students with hands on experience using cutting edge technology across our facilities
Our Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre is considered to be one of the best facilities of its kind in Europe

As global industry advances and develops, so does the demand for new and innovative materials. Our range of Masters courses aim to equip students with an advanced knowledge of how to select, combine, process and recycle these materials that are the backbone of industry. In turn, providing students with high-demand skills that are needed to work this strategic and socially important discipline.

Our programmes

Our postgraduate programme offers both full-time and part-time options, providing a wide range of modules that are targeted towards students who intend on working within higher levels of the engineering industry.

In addition to a high proportion of masters projects being sponsored by industry, all our masters courses are accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3), making it more straight forward for our graduates to satisfy the requirements of the professional qualifications; Chartered Engineer or Chartered Scientist, once they have completed a period in graduate-level employment.

Study with us because

  • Recognition 

    We are ranked 2nd in the UK for Materials Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020)

  • Research Ability 

    Over £3 million in annual research funding with a high percentage of industrially sponsored research.

  • Outstanding Facilities 

    Access to some of the UK’s best materials experimental facilities including access to our new 17m STEMLab facility and our world class characterisation centre.

Read more about our programmes in the prospectus