About the Department

Our history can be traced back to 1882, and has seen a number of significant developments in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. Our future looks just as exciting as we develop graduates with much sought-after knowledge and skills.

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Life in the Department

Find out what it's like to study Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

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Students and staff come to the Department from all over the world. Find out about their experiences in Sheffield.

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Our People

We are a very people-centred department and recognise that every member of staff has an important part to play in the life of the department.

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Take a look around

What's it like inside the Department of Materials Science and Engineering? Take a look around with our 350° and virtual tours.

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A Doll House View of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Department in the News

Find out about the latest Materials Science and Engineering stories.

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As a Sheffield graduate, you become a lifetime member of the Department, strengthening relationships through our active and vibrant community.

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering Graduates