5th in the UK for Research Excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014


Our world-leading staff and talented graduates help to shape the world around us, developing innovative materials to improve lives and protect the environment.

Postgraduate scholarships

If you're a UK/EU student starting a postgraduate masters course in 2015, you could receive one of 220 postgraduate scholarships worth £10,000.

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Global opportunities

Skilled engineers and technicians are the most in-demand jobs globally. The average starting salary for engineering and technology graduates is £26,536.* *Engineering UK Report 2015

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Discover our facilities

Take a virtual tour of the Department, discover our state-of-the-art facilities, and get a glimpse of what life could be like as a student studying Materials Science.

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Teaching in the Quarrell lab

Study with us

Our world-class staff will help you to develop as a scientist and engineer. You'll learn about the science of materials, and how to develop new materials and technologies for industry and manufacturing.

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World-class research

A world leading department, with a strong history of excellence for research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts us in the UK top 10 for research output and 5th for research excellence in materials science.

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