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Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #173 (QS) Belfast, United Kingdom
The primary mission of the Materials Science and Engineering course at Queen's University Belfast is to develop a strong technical understanding of materials science and engineering, preparing you for a career in either materials-related industry or in academic research.
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Overview

Technical lecture information will be consolidated, using data analysis and problem-solving classes, to build critical investigative capability, badly needed in the workplace. Project management skills will also be honed through taught material, research projects and industrial placements, where appropriate.

World Class Facilities

The Materials Science and Engineering course at Queen's University Belfast is supported by well-equipped laboratories, digital network and computing facilities, library access and lecture rooms. 

The interdisciplinary nature of the subject means that you will experience materials-related activity in a number of different environments across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, in which both fundamental and applied research is done.

Accreditation

The Materials Science and Engineering course at Queen's University Belfast will seek relevant professional accreditation once the first year of the course has been delivered.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microstructure and microstructural development;
  • Mechanical properties of materials;
  • Functional properties of materials;
  • Manufacturing and processing;
  • Polymers and composites;
  • Materials selection;
  • Materials characterisation;
  • Project management and data handling.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant physical sciences or engineering discipline, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
  • Applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements but hold relevant professional qualifications or can demonstrate appropriate and relevant experience, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Belfast

  • 561 - 890 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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