I personally think that the “Steel City” is the right place to go if you are interested in Materials Science.

Materials MSc Graduate Roger Del Barco
Roger Del Barco
MSc Materials Science and Engineering Graduate
The “Steel City” is the right place to go if you are interested in Materials Science
2020
Roger came from Bolivia to study for a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering in Sheffield. He found that the course developed him professionally and personally, and that life outside university was very rewarding.

Pursuing a masters degree at The University of Sheffield has been a great experience which allowed me to grow professionally and personally. I have always been very interested in steel, and I personally think that the “Steel City” is the right place to go if you are interested in Materials Science.

I like the fact that the course is friendly for different backgrounds, as our first modules cover elemental concepts about materials science. My undergraduate degree is Mechanical Engineering, and I had classmates from a range of different backgrounds. University staff and professors are friendly and approachable.

My favorite module was Heat and Materials. Even though is one of the toughest, I think it challenges your mind in a good way and helps you to think outside the box. I really enjoyed the steel lectures too; it is inspiring to see when the professor is passionate about the subject.

The university has well equipped labs, which allow us to get some hands-on experience. They also offer different places to study; if you want a very quiet place where you can focus without distractions, you can go to Western Bank Library, or if you like being in a modern building with a lot of facilities, you can go to the Diamond.

Materials MSc Graduate Roger Del Barco in Firth Court

Life outside university is very rewarding as well - they have a great number of societies for all kind of interests. I also enjoyed going to Sport Sheffield regularly, where they offer a gym, a swimming pool, and different activities like yoga or Zumba. Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe and there are a lot of parks to explore. Finally, nightlife is fun and there are a lot of pubs and clubs available if you are into going out.

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