MSc Materials Science

MSc, PG Dip and PG Cert options available


Materials Science is the foundation for much of the technological advances in recent decades, and continues to drive development of new devices and functionalities in a wide variety of fields. This course is aimed at people with a physical sciences background, who want to learn more about Materials Science to help solve advance engineering problems.

Contact details

Dr Solveig Felton
Centre for Nanostructured Media
School of Mathematics and Physics

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 3338


Entrance Requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or a related discipline.

Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. Please visit the RPL page for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.


Three year, part time (one year full-time equivalent)

Programme Content

There are three compulsory core modules, required for all three programmes of study. Students, wishing to complete a PG Dip or MSc, must also take three specialist modules. For an MSc a research project (which can be in the student's place of work), leading to a submitted dissertation is also required.

Modules can also be taken individually with certificates awarded upon successful completion of the assessments.

More information on Materials Science courses:

Materials Science MSc Programme Specification

Materials Science PGCert Programme Specification

Materials Science PGDip Programme Specification


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