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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.3k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 22.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Throughout history, major technological advancements have almost always been linked to developments in metallurgy or materials engineering. This is by the availability of new or improved materials or processes, which open up new potential applications or by the development of new materials, which are required to enable the evolution of existing technologies.

    This course will benefit professional engineers already working in the materials sector who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise, which in turn, will enhance and develop future careers. Graduates from science, mathematics and other engineering disciplines, will also benefit, who wish to convert to a specialism in materials science and engineering or metallurgy.

    It will enable you to acquire the understanding and skills to contribute towards the present needs and future challenges of advanced materials and manufacturing within transportation, bioengineering, energy, electronics and information technology, sport, sustainable development amongst other areas.

    The course has been tailored to meet the needs of both industry and research for better trained and more highly qualified professional materials engineers and metallurgists. It is designed to give you a solid grounding in the principles of engineering materials and allows you to specialise in one field to fit with your current or future career plans.

    Flexible study methods are available to suit your situation; choose to study full time and complete your course in 12 months or take 24 months studying by blended learning (combining distance learning with 1 week, intense Summer schools at the University of Leeds.

    Compulsory modules

    * Research Project
    * Structure-Property Relationships
    * Materials Structures and Characterisation
    * Phase Transformations and Microstructural Control
    * Materials Selection and Failure Analysis

    Optional modules

    * Materials Modelling
    * Interdisciplinary Design Project
    * Nanomaterials
    * Materials for Functional Applications
    * Metals and Alloys
    * Process Metallurgy
    * Polymers, Ceramics and Composites
    * Biomaterials and Applications
    * Extractive Metallurgy


    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

    A minimum of a UK second class (2.2) honours degree or equivalent in engineering, a physical science or mathematics. Other graduates with appropriate industrial experience at a professional level will also be considered.We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

    Scholarships worth up to £3,000 available. For more information, please visit our website.

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