This course consists of 180 credits distributed over 12 months. Two thirds of the content (120 credits) consists of taught modules, which are delivered in Term I and Term II. One third of the content (60 credits) is the individual research project, which is carried out in Term III and during the summer.
The core modules will ensure you will gain the adequate background to tackle most aspects of Materials Science and Engineering, and ensure you will develop key professional and research skills. You will learn the fundamentals of materials science, and how materials can be analysed and studied.
* module is only compulsory for those students who do not have a materials background from their undergraduate degree.
Select 4 or 5 of the example optional modules:
- Design Against Failure
- Electron Microscopy
- Functional Materials
- Polymer Science and Soft Matter
- Sensors and Composites
- Surface Engineering
Select 4 of the example optional modules:
- Hydrogen and fuel cells
- Materials for Energy Generation and Storage
- Materials for Sustainable Environment Technology
- Net Shape Manufacturing
- Physical Metallurgy for Titanium and Nickel
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.