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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.

Places available for Autumn 2023

Looking to advance your career, deepen your expertise or get ahead in the job market?

Find more information on what a taught master's at Manchester could look like for you, the funding available and how to apply for an October 2023 start.

Additionally, re-watch talks from our recent virtual open week, chat to our students and explore our virtual tours, or use the finder below to find out more about the courses on offer, funding options and how to apply.

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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