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The master’s degree (MSc) is the first step in graduate studies. Once a student has completed their bachelor’s degree, they may choose to spend another year or two to further their education. With an MSc in a particular field, graduates are often able to obtain better job positions with higher pay scales. A master’s degree will often impress employers, especially when it accompanies related experience.

What is an MSc in Materials Science? The MSc in Materials Science program provides instruction about the use of modern materials, processes, and applications, particularly in the engineering and technology field. The courses typically cover the development of new materials and processes, as well. Some examples of courses include the study of industrial materials such as steel, semi-conductors, and lightweight metals. Other courses may involve metallurgy, chemical science, engineering physics, structural materials, nanoscale engineering, and more.

The benefits of completing an MSc in Materials Science include an understanding and familiarity with new technology, materials, textile technology, and other specifics related to the student’s field. With an advanced degree, graduates are better prepared to enter their chosen professions with more experience and education than their competition.

The cost of this advanced course of study varies from school to school and across country borders. However, with this diversity in cost, each student should be able to find a program that fits their needs.

There are plenty of job opportunities for the graduates with an MSc in Materials Science. These include jobs such as Materials Engineer, Research Scientist, Technical Sales Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Manufacturing Systems Engineer, and more. Materials engineers often work in the extraction, development, processing of, and testing of materials to be used in the creation of many products. These products might include semiconductors, golf clubs, or computer chips. The development of new materials is often one of the primary goals of these professionals.

 

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76 Results in Materials Science

The Abbe School of Photonics

The Master of Science in Photonics (M. Sc.) is a Master's degree course providing multidisciplinary coverage in the field of optics and photonics. The two-year program co ... [+]

This Master program is highly international, fully taught in English, and provides a multidisciplinary coverage of the field of optics and photonics. Students enrolled in the two-year program are trained for technical or scientific positions in industry or academia.

Why Photonics?

The invention of the laser in 1960 paved the way for a new research era in optics and photonics. With optics and photonics acting as enablers and catalysts, the invention of photonic technologies has far-reaching consequences, triggering a revolution in many fields of science, medicine, and technology.

Prominent examples which have been affected are microscopy and imaging, spectroscopy, medical treatment, life sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, and communication technologies. Electronics, the dominant technology of the 20th century lost its position to optics and photonics in the 21st century, which is frequently termed the "century of light". Great challenges in fundamental research and a huge market for optically dominated products drive the evolution in optics and photonics.... [-]

Germany Jena
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
EIT RawMaterials Academy SUMA

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes ... [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2016

The Challenge

Materials provide the foundation of the modern global economy. They are becoming increasingly relevant for the shift to a decarbonising society as they enable the transition to renewable energy, electric mobility and resource efficiency, among others. Nevertheless, many materials are becoming critical.

Therefore, we need to develop robust solutions and game-changing technologies that allow for a sustainable stream of materials.

Sustainable Material Solutions with SUMA

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco) design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation.... [-]

Finland Espoo France Grenoble Belgium Leuven Austria Leoben Italy Trento Milan  + 7 More
2 years
Campus
EIT RawMaterials Academy EMerald

The EMerald Master programme was created to answer the urgent need expressed by the European Union to create a resource efficient Europe. As the EU recognised the importa ... [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2016

The Challenge

The EMerald Master programme was created to answer the urgent need expressed by the European Union to create a resource efficient Europe. As the EU recognised the importance of mineral and metal resources in our modern economy, it also realised that the raw materials industries were facing a critical skills shortage.

The EMerald Master programme aims to train a new generation of engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset and a global vision of the value chain, putting the extraction of mineral and metal resources at the beginning of a circle which ends by collecting end-of-life products and recovering valuable materials out of the urban mines (circular economy). Therefore, the Master course will focus on two aspects:... [-]

Finland Espoo Belgium Liège France Metz Sweden Luleå Germany Freiberg  + 6 More
September 2019
2 years
Campus
Eindhoven University of Technology

To prepare for an informed decision for a subsequent Ph.D. project in one of the Photonics groups, the student will, during the Master phase, acquire a broad view of the ... [+]

The Master's part of the Photonics Program belongs to the Graduate Program for Photonics, which is intended for students who pursue a Master's program that prepares for and is coherent with a subsequent PhD project that is carried out in the COBRA Research Institute Students can enroll at the master level through the master Applied Physics (AP) or Electrical Engineering (EE), and as such obtain all qualifications, competences and recognitions of these Masters. They obtain a proven record of knowledge of and experience in a multidisciplinary area at the interface of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics.

To prepare for an informed decision for a subsequent PhD project in one of the Photonics groups, the student will, during the Master phase, acquire a broad view of the scope of the Research in Photonics at the COBRA Research Institute. Students obtain maximum influence on their PhD project, which may include the writing of their own research proposal.... [-]

Netherlands Eindhoven
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Salzburg Department of Chemistry and Physical Materials

Our society is currently facing major challenges in the areas of energy, medicine, ecology, construction, and transportation. For further advancements in these key areas, ... [+]

MSc Degrees in Materials Science . International Master of Science Chemistry and Physics of Materials CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF MATERIALS (CPM) MASTER PROGRAM Our society is currently facing major challenges in the areas of energy, medicine, ecology, construction, and transportation. For further advancements in these key areas, it has become crucial to discover and develop novel functional materials. Content The Master program Chemistry and Physics of Materials (CPM) offered at the Department of Materials Science and Physics, prepares students for these important issues. It is opened to students from all countries and different scientific backgrounds. 
It is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and processing of synthetic and naturally-occurring functional materials. Through both fundamental and applied science courses, this program provides students with a complete understanding of the influence that the physical, chemical and biological properties of materials can have over their integration within functional devices and real-life applications. Students enrolled in this program will gain a well-rounded education in materials science and engineering that meets the needs of industry and academia. Entrance requirements A B.Sc. degree in a field related or equivalent study at a certified post-high school educational institution in Austria or in a foreign country (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, etc.). 
 ORGANIZATION AND COURSE OF STUDY Academic Degree: M.Sc. Program duration: 3 semesters ECTS units: 90 Start-date: Winter (October) or Summer (March) semester Structure The CPM Master of Science program is an English-based curriculum. It is research orientated and is three semesters in length. A balanced mix of... [-]
Austria Salzburg
October 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Warsaw University of Technology

MECHThe program of the second cycle full-time studies in the field of Photonics Engineering specialization is developed as a high-quality educational offer in the area of ... [+]

Faculty of Mechatronics

Faculty of Mechatronics offers the following programmes conducted in English:

Master of Science in Engineering

1.5-year graduate programme in the area of:

Photonics Engineering M.SC. Masters Studies - Mechatronics (Photonics)

The programme of the second cycle full-time studies in the field of Photonics Engineering specialisation is developed as a high-quality educational offer in the area of modern optics, photonics and optomechatronics. After graduation students will pursue their professional career in the diverse areas of photonics, especially: mathematical and numerical modelling, the design of optomechanical systems, image processing and recognition, optical methods of testing, diffraction optics and micro-optics. The profile of a graduate corresponds with the challenges of the 21st century. The unique knowledge, delivered during courses, enables the graduate to pursue a promising career as engineers and researchers in modern fields of science, technology and industry, which are dynamically developing.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
October 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

The AMASE Masters course has been successfully implemented over the last five years with funding from the Erasmus Mundus Programme. ... [+]

MSc Degrees in Materials Science . Testimonials:

Maria from Colombia studied AMASE from 2015-2017. She was in Spain and France. She says:Now I am a PhD student at University of Amsterdam. This job allows me to strengthen my skills as researcher within an industrial focus and that is something I find very valuable. The international experiences I got from AMASE had been of great use to help me adapting to this new country.

Mike from Canada studied from 2013-2015 in France and Germany, he says: If you have the will and drive to seize it, AMASE offers you the opportunity to seriously challenge and develop yourself in much more than academics. I recognized that chance and embraced it completely.

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Germany Saarbrücken Spain Barcelona France Nancy Sweden Luleå  + 4 More
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Tufts University - School of Engineering

Materials scientists study how the history of a material influences its structure and properties, advancing understanding in research areas that include metallurgy, solid ... [+]

Materials scientists study how the history of a material influences its structure and properties, advancing understanding in research areas that include metallurgy, solid-state physics, and biomaterials.

Tufts faculty have strengths in soft, structural, electronic, computational, and nanomaterials. From drug delivery to semiconductors to nano-enabled membranes for water treatment, materials science and engineering at Tufts offer graduate students a wide array of opportunities to study and develop materials that will change the world.

Materials Science and Engineering M.S. Program

The master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program, with students pursuing classes across multiple departments to achieve mastery in the field.... [-]

USA Medford
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Tallinn University of Technology

Energy is becoming more and more a major cost factor for all the players in the energy business due to increased worldwide consumption on the one hand and on the other ha ... [+]

Energy is becoming more and more a major cost factor for all the players in the energy business due to increased worldwide consumption on the one hand and on the other hand a need to restrict the production of greenhouse gases.

By 2030, the world's energy needs are expected to be 50% greater than today. Nowadays, much of this energy comes from non-renewable sources, such as fossil fuels- coal, oil and gas. These fuels are being used faster rate than they are produced and may be unavailable for future generations. At the same time, there is a need for a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to avoid serious changes in the Earth's climate system.

In 2009 TalTech University launched in cooperation with University of Tartu a joint master programme Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics which teaches different sustainable energy methods.... [-]

Estonia Tallinn
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Turku

In the University of Turku, the research in materials chemistry consists of fundamental research of material properties as well as that of interfaces, surfaces, and nanos ... [+]

masters.utu.fi

TO UNDERSTAND, DISCOVER, CREATE, AND DEVELOP NEW MATERIALS THAT IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE!

In the University of Turku, the research in materials chemistry consists of fundamental research of material properties as well as that of interfaces, surfaces, and nanostructures from the chemical point of view. Applied research focusses on functionalized organic electronics, luminescent materials and porous carriers as well as nanotechnology, detection technology, energy storage and conversion.

Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including experimental, theoretical and numerical techniques to produce and analyse new chemical projects.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

Modern industry is in great need of professionals in materials science, ready to develop new materials and devices for application in renewable energy, consumer electroni ... [+]

Overview

Modern industry is in great need of professionals in materials science, ready to develop new materials and devices for application in renewable energy, consumer electronics, healthcare, and other areas. Our practical approach gives our graduates the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills for success in electronics, energy, chemicals, automotive industry, and other sectors.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Tuition fees: no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection Language: English Education

The MSc program is 2 years long: the first year is to strengthen your theoretical background, and the second year is to focus on research. Students have the freedom to choose courses and extracurricular activities to shape their individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, and gain entrepreneurial skills to prepare for job placement.... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The M.S. in Polymers and Coatings Science offers a unique program closely tied to the industry. Students gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science throug ... [+]

About the Program

The Masters of Science in Polymers and Coatings Science offers a unique program closely tied to the industry. Students gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science through lecture and laboratory courses, then conduct a rigorous industrial internship or industry-sponsored research. While on the internship, students specialize and develop advanced skills through directed study in areas related to their internship work. The program is designed to effectively prepare students for challenging careers in the polymers and coatings industry. The program also provides an excellent background for doctoral studies in areas related to polymer and coatings science. This program is unique in California and relies on the close relationship between the department and the polymers and coatings industry for its success.... [-]

USA San Luis Obispo
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science

Materials are at the heart of our quality of life and economic welfare and this will continue to be the case in the foreseeable future, especially considering the need to ... [+]

MSc Degrees in Materials Science . Materials are at the heart of our quality of life and economic welfare and this will continue to be the case in the foreseeable future, especially considering the need to build a sustainable world and to use our resources intelligently. Materials engineers invent, design, make and use materials for products, processes, and services. You are educated for leadership in sectors where materials play a decisive role. What's the Master of Materials Engineering about? The structure of the program consists of a core of 60 credits, four options of 12 credits, three fixed elective packages of 12 credits, engineering and general interest electives of 12 credits and the Master's thesis of 24 credits. ... [-]
Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

The Master's degree in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" is intended for engineers and graduates of mathematics and natural sciences with professional experience, who would ... [+]

PFH Hansecampus Stade/Hamburg Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The Master's degree in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" is intended for engineers and graduates of mathematics and natural sciences with professional experience, who would like to gain a qualification in the area of composites via the professional development route. The particular focus of the study program is on both carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP, colloquially known as "carbon") and glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRP). The course is structured as a total of four block units, each of 17 days' duration, and a weekend course.

You can complete the study program either in German or in English. A Master's qualification will open up the best possible career prospects, with the CFRP branch of the economy alone being forecast to grow by 10 percent a year. The high demand for specialists in composites is therefore bound to continue to increase in future.... [-]

Germany Stade
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
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 Material ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus