Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Materials Science and Technology

This challenging inter-disciplinary programme spans the major classes of engineering materials used in modern high technology manufacturing and industry. The course has considerable variety and offers career opportunities across a wide range of industry sectors, where qualified materials scientists and engineers are highly sought after. Core study areas include advanced characterisation techniques, surface engineering, processing and properties of ceramics and metals, design with engineering materials, sustainability and a project. Optional study areas include plastics processing technology, industrial case studies, materials modelling, adhesive bonding, rubber compounding and processing, and polymer properties.

Entry requirements

Normally an Upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree or equivalent in a science or engineering subject. Applicants with a lower second class degree will be considered.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced characterisation techniques (sl); surface engineering (sl); ceramics: processing and properties (sl); design with engineering materials (sl) ; sustainable use of materials (ow); metals: processing and properties (sl) ; msc project; optional modules; plastics processing technology (ow); industrial case studies (ow); materials modelling (sl). Core modules: ceramics: processing and properties (dl); design with engineering materials (dl); sustainable use of materials (ow or dl); metals: processing and properties (dl); surface engineering (dl); plastics processing technology (ow); msc project; optional modules; industrial case studies (ow); adhesive bonding (ow); rubber compounding and processing (ow or dl); alternative modules; polymer properties (dl); advanced characterisation techniques (sl); materials modelling (sl).

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of written examination, set coursework exercises and laboratory reports. The project is assessed by a dissertation, literature review and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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