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With a growing world population, there is increasing need for scientific experts and entrepreneurs who can develop novel materials with advanced properties - addressing critical issues from energy to healthcare - and take scientific discoveries to the commercial world. This degree combines frontline research-based teaching from across UCL to train the next generation of materials scientists.
The 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 applications of materials, 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 cutting-edge research project.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), two optional modules (30 credits), a literature project (15 credits) and a research project/dissertation (60 credits).
- Advanced Materials Characterisation
- Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing
- Materials Design, Selection and Discovery
- Microstructural Control in Materials Science
- Research Methodology
Students choose one or two optional modules to a total value of 30 credits from the following:
- Advanced Topics in Energy Science and Materials (15 credits)
- Biomaterials Applications (15 credits)
- Mastering Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
- Materials and Fatigue/Fracture Analysis (15 credits)
- Nanoscale Processing and Characterisation for Advanced Devices (15 credits)
- Simulation Methods in Materials Chemistry (30 credits)
All students undertake a literature project and a research project an independent research project which culminates in a 20-minute oral presentation and a dissertation of 10,000 to 12,000 words.
Teaching and learning
Teaching is delivered by lectures, interactive tutorials, case discussions, and modelling projects. Assessment is by a combination of ongoing coursework, presentations, a group project and/or a written examination, a dissertation and a viva voce.
A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.