Europe's largest and most diverse university activity is devoted to materials
Generous scholarships scheme for students achieving a high level of performance
Our MEng course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM 3 ) as fully meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng)/Chartered Scientist (CSci) status.
From September 2022, learn in our brand-new, £400m purpose-built engineering and material science building, MECD.
Materials Science is a synthesis of physics, chemistry, and engineering. It is the building block on which modern industry has and will continue to advance.
This programme provides a thorough grounding in the scientific principles governing the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of all solid materials, and the opportunity to specialise in the study of a particular class of material (metal, ceramic, or polymer) through a choice of options. The extensive (half-year) final-year project enables you to tackle a topic at the forefront of Materials Science in depth. It will develop further practical and analytical skills. Formal teaching in communication and transferable skills, including basic management and organisational behaviour, computing and presentation techniques, is given to complement the academic training.
Lectures and tutorials are led by staff who are all experts in their field with a deep knowledge of the subjects they teach. 87% of our students agree staff are good at explaining things to them.
Our staff are passionate about their subject. 80% of our students report that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach
Our courses are constantly revised with inputs from both students and industry to cover the latest developments and deliver learning in the most effective way. 82% of our students agree that the time they spend in teaching activities is used efficiently
Students in our courses have access to library and computer facilities that are dedicated to supporting their learning. 90% of our students agree that IT resources are easy to access and meet their needs.