Materials lab

Key facts

Total expected intake

100 (2021 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

5 : 1 (based on 2019 entry data)

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

5th in the UK

About the Department

Materials scientists develop and investigate materials for applications across the full range of engineering disciplines, from aerospace and nuclear engineering to solar cells and medical devices.

Our reputation in this discipline is reflected in our outstanding research record, with expertise in biomaterials and soft materials, ceramics and glasses, engineering alloys, functional materials, nanotechnology, and theory and simulation of materials.

You will join a Department that offers outstanding specialist guidance and facilities, regardless of which direction you take. We maintain an extensive network of contacts with industry and other leading universities around the world, providing you with exciting opportunities for your development.


Three-year courses (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your student visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.