Physics of Materials MSc 12 months Postgraduate Program By Loughborough University |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 351-400QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

28,750 GBPTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Physics and Astronomy

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

We have a long history of internationally recognised research in the study and development of new materials. Our MSc Physics of Materials is a research-focused comprehensive programme that allows you to work with these expert researchers and gives you the advanced theoretical and mathematical skills of a professional physicist.
The ability to create new materials that are stronger, lighter, or perform better, is the key to advancements across all areas of science, technology and engineering. Our cutting-edge material physics degree gives you the chance to explore the physics of new materials, their preparation and characterisation at a university that is internationally recognised for its contributions to the fields of physics and materials science.
Over the course of the MSc Physics of Materials programme, you will learn how to work with modern equipment and make an analysis of your own experimental and theoretical data, as well as applying modern physics methods to assess materials, examine properties of novel materials and develop the advanced theoretical and quantitative skills that are highly sought after by employers.
This master's in material physics contains a combination of supervised research work, development of research skills and taught material. It is designed to equip you with the skills needed to make an impact in the wide variety of industries whose successes are driven by the development of new materials or to continue with your academic research.
Experimental facilities at Loughborough include pulsed laser deposition, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering and x-ray diffraction. We also have a departmental observatory featuring a 16-inch equatorially-mounted Meade telescope and other astronomical equipment.

Program overview

Main Subject

Physics and Astronomy

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

We have a long history of internationally recognised research in the study and development of new materials. Our MSc Physics of Materials is a research-focused comprehensive programme that allows you to work with these expert researchers and gives you the advanced theoretical and mathematical skills of a professional physicist.
The ability to create new materials that are stronger, lighter, or perform better, is the key to advancements across all areas of science, technology and engineering. Our cutting-edge material physics degree gives you the chance to explore the physics of new materials, their preparation and characterisation at a university that is internationally recognised for its contributions to the fields of physics and materials science.
Over the course of the MSc Physics of Materials programme, you will learn how to work with modern equipment and make an analysis of your own experimental and theoretical data, as well as applying modern physics methods to assess materials, examine properties of novel materials and develop the advanced theoretical and quantitative skills that are highly sought after by employers.
This master's in material physics contains a combination of supervised research work, development of research skills and taught material. It is designed to equip you with the skills needed to make an impact in the wide variety of industries whose successes are driven by the development of new materials or to continue with your academic research.
Experimental facilities at Loughborough include pulsed laser deposition, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering and x-ray diffraction. We also have a departmental observatory featuring a 16-inch equatorially-mounted Meade telescope and other astronomical equipment.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6.5+
67+
92+
A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in science or engineering, or appropriate professional experience.
1 Year
Oct

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

13,000 GBP
-

International Students

28,750 GBP
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More programs from the university

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate courses as well as a comprehensive range of foundation courses and the International Foundation Programme.

Every undergraduate course has the option to undertake a placement year, which involves a year working in industry either in the UK or overseas. Some courses also offer the option to study abroad at an overseas university.

There are various Bachelor’s degrees available depending on your chosen course, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master’s in Science (MSci)
  • Master’s in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master’s in Chemistry (MChem)
  • Master’s in Planning (MPlan)


For more information on all our courses and the opportunities associated with them, visit our undergraduate study pages.

We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications at our Loughborough and London campuses, including taught master’s programmes and doctoral qualifications.

Taught programmes:

Our taught programmes include postgraduate certificates (PGCert) worth 120 credits, postgraduate diplomas (PGDip) worth 150 credits and 180 credit master’s degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA qualifications where you will complete a final research or a work-based project.

Research programmes:

We offer a wide range of doctoral qualifications across our schools, departments and institutes. These include:

  • PhD
  • EngD
  • PhD by Practice
  • PhD in Creative Writing


A PhD or EngD is the highest academic qualification that you can achieve. Your research must make a significant, original contribution to new knowledge, building on your critical appreciation of existing knowledge of the subject.

For more information on all our postgraduate degrees both in Loughborough and London, visit our postgraduate study pages.

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