Queen Mary University of London
Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Technological advances, as well as methodological issues, have contributed to the transformation of materials and their functions. A number of challenges lie ahead, as manufacturing supply chains become global, involving companies in strategic alliances and partnerships. Materials research is of great use here, as competition can only be achieved through the development of innovative approaches to the design, development and manufacture of novel materials and their characterisation. This long established programme provides rigorous training in both theoretical and applied research for those who wish to pursue their career as a professional materials scientist.

A substantial component of the programme is the research project. The research project is undertaken alongside taught modules throughout the academic year, and will be based within one of the materials-based research groups of the School of Engineering and Materials Science. The research project may be focused in the fields of ceramics, polymers, composites, elastomers, functional materials or manufacturing technologies.

This programme will: Build on your engineering background to gain an advanced, yet broad knowledge in materials science, with the freedom to specialise through a research project. Provide an insight into areas of manufacturing, planning and control systems, knowledge based systems and measurements and manufacturing systems. The course is interdisciplinary in nature and involves a combination of theoretical and practical approaches.

Accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 142 graduates of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Materials Science.

Overall student satisfaction
68 /100
142 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc at Queen Mary University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26500 £26500 £33000
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £30000 £20500 - £32000 £25000 - £42000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Materials Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £30500 £37500
25-75 percentile range £27000 - £33500 £21500 - £40500 £28500 - £46000

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc at Queen Mary University of London

22% Information Technology Professionals
21% Engineering professionals
8% Sales occupations
7% Skilled trades occupations
7% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
6% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
4% Process, plant and machine operatives
4% Managers, directors and senior officials
2% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Please refer to our website

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students

Please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/scholarships
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This programme requires ATAS clearance. Students who are not EEA or Swiss nationals may require ATAS clearance to undertake this course. The JACS code for this course is J500. Further information on ATAS can be found on our Advice and Counselling webpages. An undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in Materials, Engineering, or equivalent. Each application is individually assessed; you are recommended to contact us for guidance in specific cases. IELTS 6.5 is required.

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Queen Mary University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen Mary University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #19 
    • #223 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Engineering

    • #14 
    • #266 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #190 
    Materials Science
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]

See all university rankings of Queen Mary University of London

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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Where is this programme taught

Queen Mary University of London - Mile End campus
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