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About the course

Gain an in-depth understanding of current developments in metallurgy and metallurgical engineering, while developing enhanced analytical, research, project planning and management skills.

Course description

First established in the early 1950s, the MMet course has produced over 1,000 graduates, with many now working in senior positions within metallurgical companies across the globe.

We teach an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of current developments in metallurgy and metallurgical engineering. 

You’ll learn the fundamentals of thermodynamics, structure and mechanical behaviour, as well as more advanced courses on engineering alloys, processing, modelling and performance in service.

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Entry Requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Other English language qualifications we accept


Home (2022 annual fee) : £13,000
Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £26,200

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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.


Scholarships of up to £3000 are available on the basis of academic excellence and Access and Participation criteria. The amount awarded will be determined by the number of criteria you meet and your application statement. The scholarship will be paid directly to you so you can use it towards fees or living expenses – the choice is yours.

Access and Participation criteria:
• You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and be aged under 25 on the first day of your course.
• You have a disability.
• You are estranged from your parents and are aged under 25 on the first day of your course.
• You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member.
• As an undergraduate student you were/are in receipt of support from the Student Loans Company which indicates that your household income was assessed as £40,000 or less.
• You were/are in receipt of a Maintenance Grant as an undergraduate (if you started your undergraduate course after August 2016 you will need to provide evidence from the Student Loans Company to confirm your household income was assessed as £40,000 or less).
• You are from a black or minority ethnic group.
• You are a woman applying for a postgraduate taught course in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
• You come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the government's IMD (Indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. If your postcode IMD value is 16,250 or less, you meet this criteria. You can check your postcode ranking using the IMD website. You should check the postcode for the address you lived at during your last year of school or college. Please note this criteria only applies to students who live in England.
• You come from an area where it is unusual for people to go to university. This is defined by the government's classification called Polar 3, to meet this criteria your address must fall into quintile 1 or 2 in the young participation quintile or the Adult HE qualification quintile. You can check your postcode quintile using the POLAR search tool. You should check the postcode for the address you lived at during your last year of school or college. Please note this criteria only applies to students from the UK.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £3000


You must:
• Be a UK student for fee purposes.
• Be applying for any Masters course in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
• Hold, or are predicted to obtain, a first class undergraduate degree *or* you meet one or more of our Access and Participation criteria.

Application Procedure

To apply for a scholarship, please complete the form on this page

Your statement should be no more than 750 words and explain how receipt of this scholarship will benefit you. Particular attention will be given to:

• Achievements to date.
• Clearly articulated future ambitions. These goals relate to the postgraduate degree you have applied for, and they should involve appropriate and credible contributions from which others will benefit.
• Why the particular course is the best route to help you achieve these goals.
• How the course will help you build on your current skills and abilities and the benefits of this.

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