This course produces graduates who are able to think and function in an integrated manner across the areas of materials science and engineering.
It will provide you with specific skills suitable for a wide range of careers in UK and international organisations involved in materials and product development.
Students in the department have gone on to a variety of different careers, including civil engineers, engineering technicians, quality assurance and regulation officers and engineeringprofessionals.
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.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2014, 97% of postgraduates in the Engineering Faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,738 with the highest being £40,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career Prospects and Employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.