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Course summary

Materials science is at the forefront of providing innovative solutions for many global challenges — from creating new materials for energy generation to developing storage that helps reduce carbon emissions. Our Materials Science and Engineering MSc has been designed to meet the present needs and future challenges of advanced materials and manufacturing. Whether you’ve got a background in science, mathematics, technology or other engineering disciplines, studying this course will give you the specialist skills and knowledge you’ll need to pursue a career in this growing and fast-moving field. Taught by leading researchers in world-class facilities, you’ll study topics such as materials structures, processing-structure-property relationships, characterisation and failure analysis. Why study at Leeds:

  • This Masters degree is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
  • Tailor the course to specialise in your career interests through an extensive, individual research project in an area of your choice in which you’ll also build professional skills in project management, teamwork and decision making.
  • Advance your knowledge surrounding the needs and challenges relevant to critical areas such as nanomaterials, bioengineering, energy, photonics, electronics and information technology, and sustainable development.
  • Access UK-leading research equipment, specialist facilities for synthesising and characterising a wide range of materials and labs equipped with the latest technology.
  • Use commercial and academic materials software together with access to high-performance computing facilities.
  • Experience excellent practical and theoretical teaching delivered by a programme team with a wealth of expertise and experience across many relevant areas such as experimental materials science techniques.
  • Our courses are shaped by our globally-renowned research. You’ll interact with academic staff who are members of the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials and the Bragg Centre for Materials Research, giving you the opportunity to develop professional relationships with researchers at the forefront of the industry.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments, vivas and projects.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Materials, Minerals and Mining, Institute of

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a 2:2 (hons) in engineering, a physical science or mathematics discipline. Applicants must have strong marks across a breadth of relevant modules, including mathematics and physical sciences. Relevant professional qualifications and experience may also be considered.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/
Materials Science and Engineering at University of Leeds - UCAS