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.

Department takes central role in UK's new Future Manufacturing Hub

EPSRC invests £10million for the Department to lead The Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes (MAPP) Hub.

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PhD student awarded IOM3 Royal Charter Prize

Matthew Way, PhD student and MEng graduate, recognised as the 'best materials student' at the IOM3 2016 Student Prizes ceremony.

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MSc(Eng) Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Transition your career

We recognise graduates from physics, chemistry and other related disciplines as having transferable skills and experience which are of direct interest to industry. Our new MSc course allows you to utilise those skills to develop new ones, transitioning to a career in engineering.

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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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