Aerospace Technologies MSc


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Qualification name:Aerospace Technologies
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
Including:Engineering and Physical Sciences or closely related degrees
Excluding:All Arts & Social Sciences
Other requirements:CELE pre-sessional course final assessment of Pass with Merit
IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Start date:September
Campus:University Park Campus

Course Overview

Aerospace is a priority research area for the University - the Faculty of Engineering launched it's Institute for Aerospace Technology in 2010. This will drive development of cutting-edge technology in this key research area, with the aim of radically improving all aspects of air transport.

This masters course is a multidisciplinary taught programme which complements the research strengths of the Institute for Aerospace Technology, drawing on the expertise of staff across the Faculty.

This programme aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds, with a solid grounding in current aerospace technologies, together with options to develop an emphasis in manufacturing, advanced materials and structures, and power electronic systems.

Engineering Council accredited degreeThis degree has been accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Key facts

  • The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering.
  • This MSc course compliments the research being carried out by the Institute for Aerospace Technology.
  • This is an eligible course for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme

Course Details

This 12 month programme aims to provide science or engineering graduates with a solid grounding in current aerospace technologies, together with the options to develop an emphasis in manufacturing, advanced materials, and power and electronic systems.

Students will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work.

On completion of this course students should:

  • have the ability to apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to the analysis of problems
  • be able to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies
  • appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of their engineering judgement

The MSc comprises of four distinct "aerospace" streams; manufacturing, advanced materials and structures, power electronics and navigation technologies. Students will choose which stream they wish to study. 60 credits of core compulsory modules will be studied and then a further 60 credits of modules will be taken in the chosen stream.

As part of this MSc students will complete an individual research project which will be undertaken over the summer term.

This is an eligible course for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme.


The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.

This is an eligible course for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme.

The Bursary offers tutition fees of up to £9,500 - a limited number of bursaries are available.

Further funding may be available through the Faculty of Engineering, details can be found on the Faculty website.


UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website. 

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.


The UK aerospace industry is the 2nd largest in the world, directly employing 112,000 people. Most of our aerospace research is by it's nature collaborative with industry and there is a strong pipeline of progression from fundamental research through to applied research and demonstration.

Average starting salary and career progression

Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.*

* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

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.  

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