|Location||United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey|
|Type||Master courses, part-time|
|Nominal duration||up to 5 years|
|Tuition fee||£1,390.00 per credit hour
Fees have been calculated per 15 credits.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A minimum 2.2 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate science or engineering subject. Alternatively a combination of academic qualifications, training and several years of experience which is considered to be a suitable background for the programme.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Frequently updated, with strong industrial input and personal attention to each student, this is probably the broadest-based and most flexible modular Masters programme in materials.
The aim of the programme is to:
Increase and update the knowledge of those with some years’ experience in materials
Be a conversion course for graduates in other subjects who are moving into materials
Equip graduates with a thorough understanding of a wide range of advanced engineering materials and the techniques used for their characterisation
Full-time and part-time students study seven modules, taught as one-week short-course modules (from 13 currently available). These cover metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, nanomaterials, analytical techniques, bonding, surfaces, corrosion, fracture, fatigue and general research methods, as well as a research project planning module. Each module is followed by an open book assessment of approximately 120 hours. Generally, the assessment is to be completed within six months of the end of the short-course week by part-time students, and within six weeks by full-time students.
A substantial materials-based research project is also undertaken, which is assessed by a thesis and viva voce examination. There are no formal written examinations.
This MSc has led to promotions, new jobs, PhDs and EngDs. It is excellent for career development and continuing education. Many part-time students are funded by their employers.