MAKE A MATERIAL DIFFERENCE TO OUR SHARED FUTURE.
The properties of materials are crucial for driving technology forward - they can act as instruments in global societal change.
Our new taught Masters (MSc) in Materials Science and Engineering will develop a strong technical understanding of materials science and engineering, preparing you for a career in either materials-related industry or the academic research.
All Academic Backgrounds Welcome
The purpose of the MSc is to allow students with generic degrees in the physical sciences and engineering to become experts in materials-related themes.
A Wealth of Placement / Career Options
Advanced technology materials-related manufacturing companies are economically extremely significant to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Multinationals, such as Intel, Bombardier, Seagate, Thales and Kyocera have major research, development and production facilities on the island.
Applications for 2020 entry are now open
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Why choose Queen's
Ranked in the Top 140 Universities in the world for Graduate Prospects
(QS Graduate Employability rankings 2020)
Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).
Safe and affordable
Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).
The Perfect Balance
The course is all about balancing theory and practice. You’ll hear from practitioners as well as academics. You’ll get an insight into how industrial companies work, and a foot in the door with those companies, who are always interested in Queen’s graduates.
Technical lecture information will be consolidated, using data analysis and problem-solving classes, to build critical investigative capability, badly needed in the workplace.
Project Management Focused
Project management skills will also be honed through taught material, research projects and industrial placements, where appropriate.
The MSc is primarily intended as a conversion course, for those with primary degrees in the conventional physical sciences (Chemistry and Physics for example) or engineering. Equally, however, it may be used as part of a continuing professional development programme for those already employed in materials-related industry.