University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Advanced Engineering Materials

Applicants study the microstructure-property relationships of structural and functional materials; and of the methods available for processing, testing, examining and characterising these materials. This programme has been developed for graduates from almost any of the other physical science or engineering disciplines to convert to materials science and engineering. Project work contributes 60 credits, which will be based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, and will be carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or better and in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees together with an acceptable English language qualification are also accepted. Individual consideration is given to mature engineers with significant and relevant experience and with professional qualifications. IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Materials Processing and Selection; Electronic and Optical Device Materials; Materials Characterisation and Failure Analysis; Composite Materials; Smart Materials; Laser Materials Processing (materials graduates only); Structural Biomaterials (materials graduates only); Microstructure and Strengthening Mechanisms (non-materials graduates only); Materials In Hostile Environments (non-materials graduates only); Project (60 Credits).

Assessment methods

These include a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

International MSc(Eng) student scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 15,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

PG Recruitment
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0151 794 5927