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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 25.7k
  • Foreign: $ 44.7k
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 May 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 337pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    The MASt in Materials Science aims to train to Masters level students who already have a bachelors' degree in Materials Science.  It is a predominantly taught course in which candidates work alongside the 4th-year students taking the integrated Cambridge BA/MSci Materials Science course. It is designed for students who may wish to pursue a professional career in Materials Science / Materials Engineering or related areas (in academic or industrial research) and who are already familiar with the subject.

    The course allows students to continue a broad Materials Science education across a range of topics : the taught element consists of a series of approximately 16 modular lecture courses, covering a broad range of aspects of Materials Science, including Structural Materials, Device Materials, Materials Characterisation, Materials Chemistry and Biological & Pharmaceutical Materials. A research project is undertaken over 6 months, between October and March.

    Specific aims are:

    1. to build on the knowledge and ideas gained in prior Materials Science courses;
    2. to develop a more specialised and in-depth understanding of Materials Science in selected areas;
    3. to further develop analytical and presentational skills, both orally and in writing;
    4. to provide training in investigating research problems, including gaining an understanding of relevant research techniques and also of the design and interpretation of experiments.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course students should:

    1. be able to apply the ideas and concepts introduced in the course to solve problems, do calculations, make predictions and critically evaluate information and ideas;
    2. be able to demonstrate an understanding of the courses attended, and of their individual research projects;
    3. be able to demonstrate practical, organisational and presentational skills that will enable them to continue successfully with research or in other professional careers;
    4. be able to demonstrate the necessary skills and understanding required for a career in Materials Science.

    Continuing

    Students wishing to continue to PhD studies will usually be required to obtain at least a 'Commendable' result in the MASt.

    Michaelmas Term 12-Lecture courses

    • M3: Extraction and Recycling - Dr R V Kumar
    • M4: Tribology and Surface Engineering - Dr K M Knowles
    • M6: Polymers - Dr J H Gwynne and Prof R E Cameron
    • M9: Superalloys - Prof C M F Rae
    • M11: Biomaterials - Dr J H Gwynne
    • M13: Superconducting Materials and Devices - Dr S C Hopkins and Prof M G Blamire
    • M14: Functional Materials: Thermal Properties and Characterisation - Dr X Moya
    • M21: Steels - Prof Sir H K D H Bhadeshia

    Lent Term 12-Lecture courses

    • M2: Thin Films - Prof Z H Barber
    • M5: Deformation Kinetics - Prof W J Clegg
    • M7: Electronic Ceramics - Prof N D Mathur
    • M8: Electron Microscopy - Dr A S Eggeman
    • M15: Materials Informatics - Prof C J Pickard
    • M17: Nuclear Materials - Prof A L Greer and Dr I Farnan
    • M18: Materials Aspects of Microdevices - Prof M G Blamire and Dr J J W A Robinson
    • M19: Energy Harvesting - Dr S Kar-Narayan

    6-Lecture courses

    • S1: Soft Matter - Dr R C Evans
    • S2: Surfaces and Interfaces - Dr D V Bax
    • S3: Chemistry and Processing of Inorganic Materials - Dr A Datta
    • S5: Powder Processing - Prof T W Clyne
    • S6: Nanostructured Steels - Dr P E J Rivera

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Requirements

    • Magistr (Master's Degree) at Pass level. Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of good or 4/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 4/5 Bologna Bachelor's from other institutions with an overall grade of 5/5, Excellent
    • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
    • IELTS (Academic) 7.5
    • TOEFL Internet Score 107
    • £50 application fee
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