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.

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As a member of the Russell Group, our commitment to teaching excellence and world‐class research will help you reach your true potential. Apply now for clearing or adjustment. Your accommodation is guaranteed.

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Professional development

We understand the demand for continual personal development and training for staff. Our short courses are designed to meet the needs of those already professionally active in industry, seeking further qualifications and expertise.

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Study with us and you'll be joining an international community of staff, working together to offer a stimulating and innovative environment in which you can become professional material scientists and engineers of the future.

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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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