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 national, a national from an exempted country or you hold Indefinite Leave to Enter/Remain in the UK.
  • The postgraduate taught programme to which you are applying is not listed below.

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: CAH10-03-02
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: CAH10-03-02

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)

University Supervisor name: Dr Simon Hogg

Optional Modules
  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles
  • Drug Delivery and Targeting
  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Clean Chemical Energy, Materials and Sustainability
  • Process Intensification and Integration
  • Sensors
  • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Colloid Science and Engineering
  • Downstream processing

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Simon Hogg

Optional Modules
  • Chemical Product Design
  • Clean Energy, Materials and Sustainability
  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles
  • Process Intensification and Integration
  • Drug Delivery and Targeting
  • Sensors
  • Colloid Science and Engineering
  • Downstream Processing

MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-03-02)

University Supervisor name: Dr Simon Hogg

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

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Mark Everitt

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)

University Supervisor name: Dr Rahmin Rahmani

Optional Modules
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Advanced Dynamics

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Mark Everitt

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

MSc Polymer Science and Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-03-02)

University Supervisor name: Dr Simon Hogg

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