Materials lab

Key facts

Total expected intake
99 (2018 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio
4.9 : 1 (for 2015 entry)

Research Excellence Framework
2nd in the UK based on proportion of world leading and internationally excellent research

About the Department

Imperial's Department of Materials has a reputation for outstanding research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Materials Science and Engineering are critical for innovation in fields such as healthcare, energy, environmental sustainability and transport.

As a materials scientist, you'll be able to take your pick from a wide range of careers in roles as diverse as manufacturing, processing, research, production and management, in sectors ranging from aerospace to high-technology industries and biomedical research and development.

It is an exciting and dynamic field to be a part of, now more so than ever thanks to developments such as 'smart materials', nanotechnology and biomimetics.

You will become part of a department that is leading in research across a vast range of applications, including nuclear, aerospace, biomedical, automotive and electronics. Imperial is also ranked third in the world for materials science in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

Our facilities include cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.

We maintain extensive contacts and relationships with relevant organisations and industry in London and across the world. This provides exciting opportunities for final year projects and industrial placements (a core part of our MEng programmes).