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MMet Advanced Metallurgy - Distance Learning

University of Sheffield Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Part time September Other 2 years

About the course

First established in the early 1950s, the MMet course has produced over 1000 graduates, with many now working in senior positions within metallurgical companies across the globe.

We are very proud of the rich history of this programme, and are continually updating the course content to ensure that metallurgy at Sheffield maintains its position as one of the pre-eminent courses in the world for scientists and engineers to develop and enhance their metallurgical understanding.

This programme is now available to study by distance learning, over two years. The course content is the same, as is the end qualification, it's just the method of delivery that is different. This distance learning version of the programme is only available to individuals either directly working in, or with the support

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in materials, metallurgy, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.

For this distance learning programme, you will need to be able to complete a suitable research project in your place of work.

English language requirements are an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


The fees for this course are £11,300 in Year 1 and £11,300 in Year 2.

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Student Profile(s)

Patricio Monesterolo

Why did you choose your course?
This course was proposed as part of my development by the management of Ternium, which is the main steel producer in Latin America.

What have you enjoyed most about your course so far?
We acquired a deep understanding of engineering metals processing. This was complemented by the development of relevant skills such as modelling and scientific writing.

What do you think about Sheffield as a city?
Sheffield is a charming city for international students full of friendly people from all over the world.

What are your ambitions for the next few years?
Returning to Argentina and be able to reach a position at the management of the company.

What did you study and where before starting your course?
BEng Chemical Engineering – Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina)

What would you say to students if they are considering studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield?
The University of Sheffield is not only a prestigious and top-ranked university but also an inclusive and diverse environment with policies and people committed to creating a friendly atmosphere for everyone.

Yevgeni Brif

What are you doing now?
I initially came to Sheffield to enhance my knowledge and skills as a materials engineer by pursuing the Master of Metallurgy degree. This decision proved to be a very good one as during my studies, I was able to not only extend my theoretical knowledge, but also actively participate in cutting edge research. I was also introduced to the field of additive manufacturing, which I found to be extremely interesting and exciting.
While working as a Materials Development Engineer at Heraeus Electro-Nite UK, I assumed responsibility for materials development as well as establishing an in-house materials characterisation capability. This was a dynamic and challenging role which helped me to gain vital knowledge and skills and develop myself as a scientist and engineer.

While working, I was still keen to follow the trends and developments in the field of additive manufacturing, and my interest in this area kept growing. After spending two and a half successful and enjoyable years with Heraeus Electro-Nite UK, I decided that I want to pursue my interest in metal additive manufacturing full-time and re-joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as a researcher. The available facilities and expertise within the Department, its leading position in the UK and Europe, combined with my own past experience with the Department have made it a simple decision to take.

I have recently relocated to Canada to continue my work in the area of AM, and currently work as an additive manufacturing process engineer at Burloak Technologies, a rapidly growing AM service provider

What did you enjoy most about your undergraduate studies at Sheffield?
Being part of cutting edge research while working on my project, a sense of achievement and scientific satisfaction.

What are your plans for the future?
Continue to build my career as a materials engineer and develop my skills and knowledge as a scientist and engineer.

What advice do you have to current students at the University of Sheffield?
The most important advice I can give is to apply yourselves when working on the final project. Start as early as possible, and invest as much time as you can. This is the most important part of your degree, and it is here you'll gain the most important skills and knowledge, which you'll use later while working.

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