24 months
13100 GBP/year
13100 GBP/year
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Our online version of the full-time Advanced Metallurgy (Distance Learning) course at University of Sheffield offers you an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of developments in metallurgy and metallurgical engineering. 

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The Advanced Metallurgy (Distance Learning) programme from University of Sheffield is available to study by distance learning, over 2 years. The course content is similar to the face-to-face version of the course, and the end qualification is the same; it’s just the method of delivery that is different. 

Key Features  

  • The distance learning version of the course is only available  to individuals either directly working in, or with the support of a metals/materials related industry. 
  • This is important as your 60 credit project module will be directly related to this industry, and will require the necessary facilities to carry out the research.


This degree programme is fully accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3).

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Materials Selection, Properties and Applications
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Metals
  • Metallurgical Processing
  • Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in materials, metallurgy, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.
  • A significant part of the course involves completing a research project. This project will need to be done in the workplace under the day-to-day supervision of a manager. A company working in a relevant sector will need to sponsor your project. This could be your current employer or a company for which you will perform a research project. 
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13100 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13100 GBP per year during 24 months.


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