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Department of Materials

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Postgraduate study at a world ranking university

Join the largest Department of Materials in Europe and embark on a forward-thinking postgraduate degree designed around the demands of industry.

Academically challenging and forward-thinking, our postgraduate degree content is driven by industry. We invite many to work alongside us in our strategic development, in order to retain our international standing as a centre of excellence and innovation in materials.

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Taught master's courses

Why Manchester?

  • National research centres in performance of materials and imaging of materials, giving us unique capability to process and analyse materials of all types
  • 100% of our research environment rated "internationally excellent" or "world-leading" (REF 2014)
  • State-of-the-art research facilities including an nanofabrication equipment and cell culture laboratories
  • We are 4th in the UK for Materials Sciences (QS World University Rankings 2021)
  • Our Athena SWAN Silver award recognises our commitment to gender equality

Excellence in teaching

We will ensure you receive the highest standards of education. This includes:

  • The chance to get involved in multidisciplinary, industry-driven research that delivers significant impact on society and commerce
  • Exceptional breadth of research and training in materials engineering, cutting-edge textile design and fashion business
  • An opportunity to collaborate with world leaders in their fields
  • An unrivalled boost to your employability prospects with skills-driven courses