Materials lab

Key facts

Total expected intake

100 (2023 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

6 : 1 (based on 2021 entry data)

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

1st in the UK (Engineering) – based on the proportion of world-leading research

Why choose Materials at Imperial?

Materials scientists exploit their understanding of the properties, structure and processing of materials, and the relationship between these elements, to provide solutions for and improvements to technological applications.

You'll join an outstanding research community with world-leading expertise and have access to cutting-edge equipment and advanced tools to design and develop materials for applications in a wide range of industries including aerospace, renewable energy and medicine.

We maintain an extensive network of contacts with industry around the world, providing you with exciting opportunities for your development.

Where could your degree take you?

The developmental and research skills gained from our courses, along with the strong emphasis on practical experience, are highly valued by employers in a range of industries.

You could enter a wide variety of sectors, from chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing to nanotechnology to biomedical materials. The skills from our courses could also be applied to other settings, such as finance or design.

Recent graduates have become...

  • Graduate Engineer, Multinational automotive company
  • Software Development Engineer, Amazon
  • Management Consultant, EY
  • Material Scientist, Rolls-Royce
  • Quality Excellence Engineer, Johnson & Johnson

Explore our courses

Three-year courses (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

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