The MSc Advanced Materials offers a good degree of flexibility by combining core compulsory modules with a range of elective modules – this means you can create a programme of study that reflects your interests.
The course consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along with a 60 credit major individual research-based project undertaken during the summer term. Please be aware modules are subject to change.
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 advanced manufacturing 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 manufacture in a wide range of industries.
- Interpersonal, communication and professional skills.
MSc Advanced Materials (part time)
The MSc programme is a full- time degree course studied over a period of one calendar year beginning in late September. However the programme may be taken part-time over up to three years. This can be done by taking the taught modules flexibly in each semester to accumulate 120 credits in total. (The basic structure of each taught semester is 11 weeks of teaching followed by a period for revision and examinations). The individual project worth 60 credits can be started any time after at least 80 credits of taught modules are passed.
The taught subject programme consists of modules totalling 120 credits, which comprise six compulsory modules and five option modules (each 10 credits). The individual project module has 60 credits. A 10-credit module represents approximately 100 hours of student learning, teaching and assessment. To gain an MSc the number and level of credits must abide by the University Qualifications Framework.
Of the 180 credits for the MSc, at least 150 credits must be at level 4. Of the 120 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma, at least 90 credits must be at level 4.
The contribution of each core module to the learning outcomes can be seen in the associated curriculum map where each module has been analysed in detail regarding its contribution to the learning outcomes.