M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London provides you with a rigorous training in both theoretical and applied research that meets the demands of the materials industry. You’ll work on a project with one of our internationally respected research teams, gaining practical experience that will boost your chosen career trajectory.


What you'll study

The Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc course at Queen Mary University of London is interdisciplinary in nature and involves a combination of theoretical and practical approaches. You’ll explore the latest experimental techniques in engineering, examine the characteristics, structure and properties of materials in greater depth and have the option to explore modules ranging from Manufacturing Processes, to Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, Nanocomposites, Polymer Synthesis, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Engineering.

You'll work on your research project alongside your taught module classes throughout the academic year and work within one of our materials-based research groups in the School of Engineering and Materials Science. Your research project may be focused in the fields of ceramics, polymers, composites, elastomers, functional materials or manufacturing technologies. Your cutting-edge research can lead to publication at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.

Not only is this MSc’s curriculum closely aligned to current industry needs, you can gain significant practical experience in our world-class processing facilities, including the NanoVision Centre for Advanced Microscopy, combining high resolution imaging with structural, chemical and mechanical analysis.

Career paths

You’ll leave this MSc as a very well-qualified graduate, with opportunities for employment in many leading industries as well as in research.

Our Industrial Liaison Forum gives you a chance to network with our industrial partners and build your professional contacts. 

Graduates from SEMS postgraduate programmes have gone onto a diverse range of job roles including:

  • Engineering Professionals – Civil, Design, Electrical, Mechanical
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Actuary
  • Management Consultant

SEMS graduates have skills that are sought after by a wide range of industries, employers include:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Toyota
  • NHS
  • Axxon

Programme Structure

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Extended Research Project
  • Advanced Nanocomposites
  • Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
  • Ceramics
  • Failure of Solids
  • Computational Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Materials, Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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