MSc by Research Materials / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Science (Research)
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirement for this programme is a Lower Second Class UK Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc by Research Y Y N N

Programme description

The MSc by Research degree comprises three taught 15-credit units, to be determined in collaboration with your supervisor based on your previous academic background and the proposed research project, and a substantial 135-credit research project.

The Department encompasses an exceptional breadth of research and training in materials, from design and development, to performance and protection and management and marketing. Our multidisciplinary research activity covers broad, socially relevant materials themes that allow us to meet the needs of industry and society.

Our research is organised into eight research themes, although research projects often involve researchers in other groups, other departments, other universities and industry. See more about our research themes .

A research degree from the Department and the University is held in the highest esteem and recognised worldwide. Many of our graduates work in the most prestigious institutions and organisations throughout the world. Much of the Department's research has a significant impact on society and commerce; such as the development of new welding techniques enabling more fuel-effecient jet engines, and a new class of high performance, low density magnesium alloys to improve performance and reduce fuel consumption in the aerospace and automotive industries.

The Department provides first-class opportunities and facilities for our students to study specific subjects in-depth to a postgraduate research degree level.

Open days

Our Open Days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the Department, discover more about our courses and research, and find out what Manchester has to offer you.

International students - if you are based overseas and can't make our Open Days, please visit the  international section  of our website to see if a member of our International Team will be visiting your country soon.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc by Research (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): Standard £24,000, Low £25,000, High £27,000
  • MSc by Research (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): Standard £12,000, Low £12,500, High £13,500

Contact details

Department
Department of Materials
Contact name
Lizzy Jefferies
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/materials
School/Faculty

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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