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Engineering Materials (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) MSc

University of Southampton Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

The latest generation of strong, lightweight and flexible materials is transforming industry. Aviation, aerospace, manufacturing and other sectors rely on our cutting-edge research into composites and other materials.

Introducing your degree

The MSc Engineering Materials is a one-year masters degree. The postgraduate course covers the latest techniques and methods in this dynamic advanced mechanical engineering science subject.


Material properties, their limitations and engineering context are widely studied in this course. You will develop your knowledge of microstructural and surface characterisation and investigate the performance of structural materials in engineering applications.

The year is divided into two semesters. Each semester, you will study core modules as well as

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Entry Requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences or a related subject. Those candidates with relevant employment experience will be considered if they do not meet the requirements. Applications are assessed individually, and any candidates who do not match the standard profile but who have appropriate academic qualifications and/or industry experience are encouraged to apply.

English Language requirements: All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency: Band B, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

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