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Masters degrees in Materials Science investigate the properties of natural and artificial materials. They develop expertise in the production and use of everyday components as well as advanced products and high-tech resources.
A diverse range of specialisms are available, with courses in Ceramics, Paper Technology or Metallurgy. Individual degrees may examine the inherent properties of these materials, or look more closely at their use and manufacture. Many programmes are wholly or partly interdisciplinary, drawing on other sciences such as Chemistry or on specific Engineering techniques.
Courses may be delivered through taught units, or based on more extensive research projects. A range of MSc, MPhil and MRes programmes are available, along with appropriate Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas.
Various employers will value the skills and experiences you gain with a Materials Science Masters. Obvious opportunities exist wherever a focus exists on the design and use of advanced materials.
This includes companies producing common consumer textiles as well as heavy goods manufacturers. Careers are also available with medical and pharmaceutical companies seeking to develop new equipment or dressings. Or you might work for environmental organisations focussing on the development of future renewable and sustainable materials.
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Metallurgy and Materials Science at Birmingham is a major research centre with world class facilities. Our research is at the leading edge of Materials Science and Engineering, and we work closely with a range of industrial partners to ensure that the potential of our discoveries are maximised. Read more
With a growing world population, there is increasing need for scientific experts and entrepreneurs who can develop novel materials with advanced properties - addressing critical issues from energy to healthcare - and take scientific discoveries to the commercial world. Read more
It is estimated 70 per cent of innovations are due to an advance in materials. This course provides a solid grounding in all types of materials, and aims to prepare you for a career in industry or research by teaching the concepts and theories that make materials science and engineering possible. Read more
This is a competitive programme providing you with specialist knowledge in the area of new materials. Huge advances in modern technology and products in recent decades have to a large extent relied on developments in this field. Read more
This non-clinical Dental Materials Science course is run jointly with the Faculty of Engineering. It gives you a comprehensive education in basic dental materials science and the use of materials in dentistry and surgery. . Read more
The Department offers MS (thesis and non-thesis) and PhD degrees in Materials Science & Engineering. The MS Thesis program requires eight courses (3 credits each), six credit hours of research, a thesis and oral defense of thesis. Read more
Materials Science and Nanoengineering focuses on developing synthetic and biological polymers, ceramics and metals. Students enrolled within the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. Read more
Materials Science and Engineering offers interdisciplinary programs leading to the degrees of master of science and doctor of philosophy. Read more
The master of science degree in materials science and engineering, offered jointly by the College of Science and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is designed with a variety of options to satisfy individual and industry needs in the rapidly growing field of materials. Read more
This MSc is suited to talented engineers and scientists with a passion for understanding and creating innovative materials. It will equip you with core knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering that can be applied to any materials-based career, giving you flexibility in the job market. Read more
These exciting 12-month postgraduate Masters degrees consist of taught, advanced level, lecture courses and also provide an opportunity to conduct high-level research within one of the world class groups in the School of Chemistry.
Edinburgh College of Art is a leading international art college within the University of Edinburgh. Located in the historic Old Town of one of the world’s greatest cultural cities, we offer a creative and supportive environment in which to study one of 40 ground-breaking postgraduate programmes or take forward research within a global Top 50 institution.
NU School of Engineering and Digital Sciences integrates the best practices in engineering education with cutting-edge research and technology development in an ethical, thoughtful and socially responsible manner.
GW School of Engineering & Applied Science is a rising world-class center for engineering research, learning, and innovation in Washington, DC
KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation.
The Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a community of people with a commitment to sustainability and specialist knowledge of architecture, low impact building, renewable energy engineering, climate change and environmental science. For the last 40 years CAT has pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, and it promotes an integrated understanding of environmental solutions.
Specialise in an area of Chemistry that will help you achieve your career goals and enhance your education with a taught masters degree from a world leading University.