MSc in Materials Engineering

Swansea University

Program Description

MSc in Materials Engineering

Swansea University

Engineering at Swansea University has key research strengths in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology. As a student on the Master's course in Materials Engineering, you will be provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of abilities to meet the demands of the international materials industry.

Key Features

Through the MSc Materials Engineering course you will be provided with training and experience in a broad range of topic areas, including metallurgy and materials selection, modern methods used for engineering design and analysis, the relationship between structure, processing and properties for a wide range of materials, materials and advanced composite materials, structural factors that control the mechanical properties of materials, and modern business management issues and techniques.

Taught modules on the MSc Materials Engineering will allow you to specialize in one of these areas to a certain degree.

The MSc Materials Engineering course is an excellent route for those who have a first degree in any scientific or technical subject and would like to become qualified in this field of materials engineering.


Modules on the MSc Materials Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:

  • Composite Materials
  • Polymer Processing
  • Environmental Analysis and Legislation
  • Communication Skills for Research Engineers
  • Simulation-Based Product Design
  • Aerospace Materials Engineering
  • Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
  • Ceramics
  • Environmental Analysis and Legislation
  • Polymers: Properties and Design
  • Physical Metallurgy of Steels
  • MSc Research Project

Entry Requirements

Usually, the entry requirements for the MSc Materials Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Engineering or a similar related discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of the previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office is happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:

How To Apply

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £7,550 £19,500
MSc Part-time £3,800 £9,750
MSc Part-time £2,500 £6,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information about your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Materials Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.


MSc Materials Engineering course at Swansea University is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding, and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognized by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

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Last updated October 29, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
19,500 GBP
- Full-time international students; 9000 GBP - Full-time UK/EU students; 4550 GBP - Part-time UK/EU students (two years)
July 31, 2019
United Kingdom - Swansea, Wales
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline July 31, 2019
End date July 31, 2020
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Swansea, Wales
Application deadline July 31, 2019
End date July 31, 2020