M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Materials

Manchester Metropolitan University

12 months
18500 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Materials chemistry is advancing the design and modification of materials to make significant contributions in the decades to come. The Advanced Materials programme is offered at Manchester Metropolitan University.


From clean energy to clean water, advanced materials provide the building blocks of innovation in a vast range of sectors and applications. As a materials chemist, you may design and develop intelligent products for areas such as health, energy, mobility and communication, as well as environment and climate management.

Our MSc Advanced Materials at Manchester Metropolitan University offers the chance to get to grips with materials chemistry including the design, analysis and characterisation of materials. With a multi-disciplinary approach, we offer a fascinating combination of chemistry and project management to develop your professional skills and prepare you to join the next generation of materials scientists. 

The course is suited to talented chemists and scientists with a passion for analysing and creating innovative materials. With a core interest in materials chemistry, on this course, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the structure and performance of different materials, the fundamental principles driving the development of innovative products, and strategies for the design and development of novel materials.

Features and Benefits

  • Cutting-edge equipment – Learn the latest analysis and monitoring techniques, with state-of-the-art facilities in our Department of Natural Sciences.
  • Research expertise – We’re home to leading research groups like PrintCity, our 3D additive and digital manufacturing centre, and Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre, which is leading the way in harnessing renewable energy.
  • Professional impact – With a mix of practical skills, research-led understanding and industry-standard project management techniques, this course offers the professional tools you’ll need for your career in the field.
  • Optional placement year – Boost your career prospects and put theory into practice with an industry placement year.

Programme Structure

Core units:

  • Advanced Project and Personal Management 
  • Management of Projects Fundamentals 
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bulk Characterisation Techniques in Material Science
  • Energy Materials
  • Innovative Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a relevant materials or chemistry-related subject. 
  • We will also consider engineering graduates on an individual basis, to ensure that they have the chemistry skills required for the research project. We may also consider your application if you can demonstrate highly relevant work experience in a related field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 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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