Department of Materials
Total expected intake
99 (2017 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
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 thanks to developments such as 'smart materials', nanotechnology and biomimetics.
Imperial has a global reputation for materials science and is ranked third in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.
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. 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).
Three-year courses (180 ECTS):
Four-year courses (270 ECTS):