Materials Research, M.Res. | Queen Mary University of London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
26750 GBP/year
12250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Materials Research MRes programme offered at Queen Mary University of London will give you an excellent foundation for a research career in industry, the service sector, the public sector or academia. It’s a qualification in its own right, giving you immediate entry into a research career or a route to a PhD if you want to pursue further research.


What you'll study

This Materials Research MRes programme offered at Queen Mary University of London provides you with specialised skills in research methods and practice, as well as giving you complementary transferable skills through your elective modules, which prepare you to conduct materials research in industry. 

The course is interdisciplinary in nature and involves a combination of theoretical and practical approaches. You’ll explore core topics and then have the option to take modules ranging from Manufacturing Processes to Nanotechnology and Advanced Functional Materials.

You’ll work on your research project alongside your taught module classes throughout the academic year and you’ll be based 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 MRes’ 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials selection and design
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Advanced Polymer Synthesis
  • Environmental properties of materials
  • Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
  • Dissertation
  • Polymer Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For national: Late September/Early October


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

    26750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12250 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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