Department of Materials

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Industrial delegates attending a one week short course

Short courses

Our short courses have been specially selected from our modular MSc programmes in Materials and Polymers. Each short course offers targeted learning in its own subject area for delegates who want quality professional development training, but not a complete postgraduate degree programme.

Each course usually lasts 3-5 days and is an intensive mix of lectures, practicals, case studies and group activity.

The courses are held at Loughborough University, in modern well equipped facilities and within the department’s extensive laboratory, analysis and testing facilities.

These short courses have been approved for “Professional Development” by IOM3 (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining) and can form an important part of your portfolio of Professional Development activities.

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Attendees on our short courses can choose from a wide selection of local accommodation and the University’s own hotel and conference facilities at Burleigh Court and the Link Hotel.

Our “No Disadvantage” Promise.

Delegates who attend any of our short courses and then decide, within 12 months, to register for a Materials post graduate qualification MSc. PGD or PGC, can retake the short course module for free. This way anyone who decides too late to complete coursework or sit an exam for the module, does not have to pay a second time.

For more information about our short courses, postgraduate degree programmes or our “No Disadvantage” promise, please contact:

Martin White
School Projects Manager
Telephone: +44(0)1509 228592

Short course availability

Course TitleInclusive Dates
Adhesive Bonding Nov 4th-8th 2019
Electron Microscopy and Analytical Techniques Dec 3rd-5th 2019
Sustainable Use of Materials Feb 3rd-7th 2020
Plastics Processing Technology Mar 23rd-27th 2020
Rubber Compounding and Processing Mar 30th-Apr 3rd 2020

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NOTE: Discounted rates available for registered postgraduate students, IOM3 members and BPF member companies.

If you are not an IOM3 member and would like more information on how to join and take advantage of the many benefits, membership of a professional institute can bring, then  follow the link below.

More information on IOM3 membership »

Please note: Course details are updated regularly and the University reserves the right to make changes to the programme.

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