MSc Advanced Materials Science (Materials Innovation and Enterprise)

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    MSc 1 year full-time

Course Description

The rapid development of a wide range of novel materials and devices over the past few decades has increased the demand for scientific experts and entrepreneurs who can adapt them for real-world applications, addressing global challenges such as achieving affordable and clean energy, as well as industry innovation and infrastructures. This degree combines frontline enterprise and research-led teaching from departments across UCL to train the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in materials science.

This programme aims to equip students with advanced, comprehensive knowledge of materials science and related state-of-the-art technologies, an understanding of the structure, properties and real-world, innovative applications of advanced materials and devices, scientific research skills, and the insight and capability to be an entrepreneur in the field. In addition, students will engage in a literature project and a six-month research project.

Who this course is for

This programme is designed for those with a background in physics, chemistry, polymers, nanomaterials, materials science or engineering, and prepares students for a career discovering and exploiting these advanced materials for real-world application and enterprise that will shape the future of our world.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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Student Destinations

Graduates from this programme are prepared to enter a variety of fields such as aerospace, biomedical, engineering and other multidisciplinary industrials, with students being offered roles at companies including Shell, Johnson Matthey, Rolls-Royce, Merck, Oxford Instruments, Huawei, Bytedance, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola.

This programme has also provided students with an excellent foundation for the pursuit of further academic study such as another postgraduate degree or doctoral research. Graduates have gone on to be awarded full PhD studentships in Purdue University in the USA, Universities of Oxford, Queen Mary, Nottingham, Bath, St Andrews, and UCL in the UK, as well as other top universities in Australia and Hong Kong.


On successful completion of this programme, our students will be equipped for a future career as a materials scientist or engineer in academia or industry, or as an entrepreneur to either build a new venture or join an existing SME.

Module Details

Compulsory modules

  • Microstructural Control in Advanced Materials
  • Materials Design, Selection and Discovery
  • Advanced Materials Characterisation
  • Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing
  • Research Methodology
  • Literature Project
  • Research Project

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.


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