Advanced Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for Postgraduates

Who needs to apply for an ATAS certificate?

You do not need an ATAS certificate if:

  • You are a UK, EEA or Swiss national or you hold Indefinite Leave to Enter/Remain in the UK.
  • The Postgraduate Taught programme for which you are applying for is not listed in the column to the right.

You do need an ATAS certificate if:

  • You have an offer to study one of the following postgraduate taught programmes at this University.

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with IT and Management- CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09 
MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02
MSc Advanced Physics - CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01
MSc Mechanical Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-01-02
MSc Physics of Materials - CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01
MSc Polymer Science and Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02

AND

  • you require a student Visa, Entry Clearance or Extension of Stay to study in the UK
Note: If you are already in the UK as a student (or in one of the limited number of other immigration categories which permit switching into the student route) and you would like to extend your stay in the UK as a student, then you will also need to obtain an ATAS certificate if you meet the criteria above. You must do this before applying for an extension of stay.

How to Apply

You can submit an application once you have received the official Loughborough University offer letter, as the information needed to apply is in your letter.

Once you have your offer letter you should go to the ATAS Website where you will be able to apply online. 

Please contact the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

Core and Optional Modules

ATAS also require information on the modules that make up the programme you have received an offer for.  The University has already informed ATAS of the core modules of the relevant programmes but you will be asked to provide a list of the optional modules which you may want to take when you register as a student. This is only an indication as you will not be required to choose the specific modules until you arrive and register at the University.

The optional modules for each programme are as follows. Please click your programme name from the list below to go to your optional modules listing:

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09)

Optional Modules
  • Interfacial Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Separations
  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Clean Chemical Energy and Sustainability
  • Process Intensification
  • Management

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with IT & Management
(CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09)

Optional Modules
  • Chemical Product Design
  • Clean Chemical Energy and Sustainability
  • Filtration
  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles
  • Downstream Processing
  • Interfacial Science and Engineering 

MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02)

Optional Modules
  • Nanomaterials and Composites
  • Advanced Joining Methods
  • Colloidal Science and Engineering
  • Advances in Biomaterials

MSc Advanced Physics
(CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01)

Optional Modules
  • Quantum Information
  • Quantum Computing
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Science
  • Characterisation Techniques in Solid State Physics
  • MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • Stimulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Materials Modelling

MSc Mechanical Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-01-02)

Optional Modules
  • No optional modules, all modules are compulsory

MSc Physics of Materials
(CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01)

Optional Modules
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Science
  • Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Materials Modelling

MSc Polymer Science and Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02)

Optional Modules
  • Nanomaterials and Composites
  • Advances in Biomaterials
  • Materials Modelling
  • Clean Energy: Materials and Sustainability