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Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
Materials Science and Engineering provides provides the knowledge and skills to convert to a specialism in materials science and engineering or metallurgy to meet the present needs and future challenges of advanced materials and manufacturing in areas such as transportation, bioengineering, energy, electronics and information technology, sport and sustainable development.

About

Alternatively, if you’re already a professional engineer in the materials sector, you’ll have the chance to expand your expertise to enhance your career prospects.

Core modules cover key topics such as materials structures, processing-structure-property relationships, characterisation and failure analysis. You’ll also choose one from three groups of optional modules to focus your specialism to suit your own career plans and interests. Taught by experts in world-class facilities, you’ll gain the skills to thrive in a growing and fast-changing field.

Specialist facilities

You’ll benefit from the chance to study in cutting-edge facilities where our researchers are pushing the boundaries of materials science and engineering and metallurgy. We have state-of-the-art preparative facilities for making and characterising a wide range of materials, as well as equipment and instrumentation for carrying out more fundamental studies into their process-microstructure-property relationships.

The part-time variant of this programme is studied over 24 months. You’ll combine online distance learning, with remote tutorial support, with two, intensive, week-long teaching schools on campus in each year. This enables you to ‘learn while you earn’ and a range of different types of research project enable you to carry this out independently or in association with an employer.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Research Project
  • Phase Transformations and Microstructural Control
  • Structure-Property Relationships
  • Materials Selection and Failure Analysis
  • Materials Structures and Characterisation
  • Interdisciplinary Design
  • Project OR Materials Modelling
Optional modules

One of the following sets of modules:

  • Functional materials: Materials for Functional Applications AND Nanomaterials
  • Materials Science: Biomaterials and Applications AND Metals and Alloys AND Ceramics, Polymers and Composites
  • Metallurgy: Metals and Alloys AND Process Metallurgy AND Extractive Metallurgy

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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in engineering, a physical science or mathematics. Relevant professional qualifications and experience may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships and financial support

The Faculty of Engineering and the School of Chemical and Process Engineering offer a range of scholarships for Home, EU and International students. For some programmes, there may also be external sources of funding available to some students.

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