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MSc Advanced Materials

Course Description

The MSc Advanced Materials is for you if you are a scientist looking to further develop your skills and knowledge in the field of advanced materials. It will support your current career development if you are already working in this area or it will enhance your prospects if you are preparing to begin a career in the sector.

You will be working with modern and advanced materials and have the opportunity to extend your understanding of the methodologies and applications used in high technology and science-based industries. You will use your already extensive understanding of the properties and behaviour of materials in order to envisage and devise novel applications in response to technological problems and shortcomings.

About the Course

This is a unique and flexible course in which you may choose to specialise in a particular area of advanced materials. Alternatively, you may study a combination of modules from any of the five pathways, which will result in a non-specific award of MSc in Advanced Materials.

The ares which you can specialise in are: Medical and Healthcare, Technical Textiles, Fire Retardancy, Intelligent Materials and Smart Microsystems.

You will be based at the University of Bolton’s Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI), a multidisciplinary centre in which research and innovation is carried out in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions.

The centre is the leader in the UK – and is known internationally – for its research and applications development in the field of applied materials science and engineering. Developments carried out within IMRI include new, designer and novel smart and multifunctional materials in fibres, films, foams and particles, at nano and micro levels, as well as associated processing technologies that have the potential for development to compete in the global marketplace.

Special features

The course is very flexible in terms of your options for study as you can choose a particular pathway which leads to a specific qualification or you may choose a combination of modules from any of the five pathways which will lead to a non-specific award of MSc in Advanced Materials.

Teaching for each module is delivered as a short-course that will last no more than ten days. The rest of your study is very flexible and may be carried out away from the University.

Class sizes are small which means you will be able to work closely with your fellow students and your tutor.

Your subject of study and your personal project means you have the opportunity to work in an area that is of personal interest or that is related to your career.

If you choose to progress to doctorate-level studies at the University after graduation from the MSc you will only be required to pay for two years of your PhD.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

Visit the MSc Advanced Materials page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship - 3 Awards

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship can be awarded to full-time UK, EU, and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means.In order to receive this Scholarship, applicants must have completed and submitted an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please note that this Scholarship is only available to students undertaking their first Masters course.For more information about this scholarship please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance or contact the Student Funding Advisor, Karen Bentley on 01204 903497

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.
You must be studying a full-time taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
You must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction.
You must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer.
The course of study must have commenced in September 2014 or later.

Application Procedure

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the Masters Excellence Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5ABTel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

You should have at least an upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in a science or technology-related subject.

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