MSc Materials Science and Engineering
This new degree reflects the teaching and research strengths of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield across all areas of Materials Science and Engineering. The course provides both broad coverage of all classes of man-made materials along with specialist research-led teaching and will provide you with the ideal background to pursue a career in materials science and engineering within either an industrial or an academic environment.
Why study Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield?
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has a long established international reputation for its research and teaching in materials science and engineering. The Department houses high quality materials processing laboratories including This ensures that you will learn from a team working at the cutting edge of science and technology.
What Does the Course provide?
The course provides core modules in the following topics:
- Phase transformations in materials
- Mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties of materials
- Advanced characterisation of materials including advanced Electron Microscopy, X-ray and Neutron Diffraction techniques
- Heat transfer, fracture mechanics and finite element analysis
You choose 4 out of 6 option modules covering
- Functional and structural ceramics
- Glass processing and durability
- Metallurgical processing
- Design and manufacture of composites
- Materials for energy
Students will also undertake a research project in one of the Department´s world leading research groups. Whilst the majority of research projects involve significant amounts of hands-on experimental work the Department´s materials modeling group also offers research projects.
Honours degree or equivalent in materials, metallurgy, chemistry or a related engineering or science subject from an approved institution.
Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take a suitable test, e.g. IELTS minimum score 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each component).
All our courses aim to give you:
- In-depth technical knowledge and advanced expertise in your chosen materials field
- Excellent analytical and research skills
- Enhanced project planning and management capabilities and experience
- Written examinations on course modules at end of each semester.
- Continuous assessment associated with specific courses.
- Essay on specialised topic; dissertation based on individual research project, which may be experimentally, theoretically or industrially based.
Most modules are assessed by written examination but there is some continuous assessment associated with specific modules. This may include essays on specialised topics or problems exercises. All students produce a 15,000-word dissertation based on their individual research project, which may be experimentally, theoretically or industrially based.
Industrially-based research topics are normally suggested by an industrial organisation, and may involve close co-operation with that organisation.
The Department has large industrial contracts with several industries. The skills you will gain will be of use for a range of employers as well as providing an ideal background for possible PhD study.
Contact for further enquiries
Dr Plato Kapranos
Postgraduate Taught Admissions Tutor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Sheffield S1 3JD
Telephone: (+44) 0114 222 5941
Fax: (+44) 0114 222 5943