Queen Mary University of London
Key Course Facts
This MRes programme provides you with specialised skills in research methods and practice, as well as giving you complementary transferable skills through your elective modules, which prepare you to conduct materials research in industry.
The course is interdisciplinary in nature and involves a combination of theoretical and practical approaches. You’ll explore core topics and then have the option to take modules ranging from Manufacturing Processes to Nanotechnology and Advanced Functional Materials.
You’ll work on your research project alongside your taught module classes throughout the academic year and you’ll be based within one of our materials-based research groups in the School of Engineering and Materials Science. Your research project may be focused in the fields of ceramics, polymers, composites, elastomers, functional materials or manufacturing technologies. Your cutting-edge research can lead to publication at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
Not only is this MRes’ curriculum closely aligned to current industry needs, you can gain significant practical experience in our world-class processing facilities, including the NanoVision Centre for Advanced Microscopy, combining high resolution imaging with structural, chemical and mechanical analysis.
Our Materials Research MRes has been accredited by IOM3, on behalf of the Engineering Council and a suffix "EngC Pathway" will be added to the degree title when a student satisfies the accreditation requirements.
Progression and award requirements for an accredited MRes are stricter than these requirements for a standard QMUL degree. If a student does not satisfy the accreditation requirements, but does satisfy the requirements for a standard QMUL degree, the "EngC Pathway" suffix will not be added.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Materials Research, MRes, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Materials, Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
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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.
Student composition of Queen Mary University of London