New materials underpin development and progress across a wide variety of sectors. New technologies, from planes to batteries, from hip implants to electronic devices, are made possible, and often limited by, the materials we currently know and use.
Materials Scientists and Engineers work hard to understand how and why materials behave the way they do, and exploit this knowledge to develop new materials with amazing properties.
This one-year Materials Science and Engineering course from the University of Birmingham comprises 12 taught modules (two-thirds of the year) taken in Semesters I and II and an individual research project (one-third of the year) carried out in Semester III and summer in a broad range of topics related to Materials Science and Engineering in any of the Research Groups within the School of Metallurgy and Materials.
Our graduates go on to become engineers and scientists at a wide variety of industrial partners, or opt to continue their studies at PhD level.Typical employers:
- BAE Systems
- Royal Air Force
- British Petroleum
More informationVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Materials
- Materials Characterisation
- Communication Skills
- Design Against Failure
- Electron Microscopy
- Functional Materials
- Polymer Science and Soft Matter
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 491 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
- Obtaining 2.2 or above in engineering/technical subjects (eg, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, mathematics or any physical sciences subject).
- Obtaining your degree with a final grade average of at least 80%.
International23310 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23310 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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