University of Nottingham

Course Details

Advanced Materials MSc

Course Description

This course aims to develop your ability to think and function in an integrated manner across the areas of materials science and engineering. Through a mixture of core and optional modules, you will develop the following: Knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of materials and the necessary background science; Knowledge and understanding of materials processing technology relevant to industry; Understanding of the relationships between the mechanical properties of materials, their microstructure and their processing history; The ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups; Ability to exercise original thought; Ability to plan and undertake an individual project; Ability to understand and apply the theory, method and practice of materials engineering and design in a wide range of industries; Interpersonal, communication and professional skills. The MSc Advanced Materials offers a good degree of flexibility by combining core compulsory modules with a range of elective modules – this means that you can create a programme of study that reflects your interests. In addition, you will undertake a materials technology research project / dissertation on a subject of your choice. This gives you the chance to complete a major piece of independent research under the guidance of a suitably experienced supervisor.

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Career outcomes

As well as offering you the chance to pursue a fulfilling career within industry and related areas, the MSc programmes offered by the Department provide an excellent foundation for further research and a significant number of our students continue their studies to PhD level and beyond.

Advanced Materials MSc University of Nottingham