Through hands-on learning, opportunities to work with industry professionals and being provided with a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations, our degrees give you invaluable experience to prepare you for a career at the forefront of materials science and engineering.

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What skills will I learn? 

  • Creative problem solving 
  • Scientific and academic report writing 
  • Lateral and logical thinking 
  • Current industry practices 
  • Teamwork 
  • Communication 
  • Critical and analytical thinking 
  • An awareness of workplace ethics 
  • Networking 
  • How to apply theory to real world problems 
  • Working in a research environment

How will I learn these skills? 

  • Individual and group project work
  • Lectures, seminars, and tutorials
  • Practical lab sessions using industry standard equipment 
  • Writing up experiments as project reports 
  • Presentations and poster sessions
  • Formal examinations
  • Peer review

Where do our graduates work? 

Our graduates are in demand all over the world. As well as going on to do further research, recent graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Boeing Bombardier
  • China National Petroleum Corporation
  • EDF Energy
  • Philips Electronics 
  • Rolls-Royce plc
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company 
  • Ternium 
  • Thales

Some of the roles our graduates go on to to are: 

  • Inspection and corrosion engineer
  • Materials development engineer
  • Materials technologist
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Reactor operations
  • Safety case development
  • Compliance officer

How can we help? 

It's important to develop links and keep in touch with developments in your chosen specialism. Attend seminars and conferences, and make use of your dissertation or extended research project as they provide a valuable opportunity to make links with industry and explore professional issues.

The University Careers service offers advice and support in getting started with career plans. 

What our alumni say about us

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.