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Materials Science and Engineering (Hons)

The University of Manchester

48 months
28000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Materials Science and Engineering (Hons) course offered at The University of Manchester is a synthesis of physics, chemistry, and engineering. It is the building block on which modern industry has and will continue to advance.


The Materials Science and Engineering (Hons) course offered at The University of Manchester provides a thorough grounding in the scientific principles governing the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of all solid materials, and the opportunity to specialise in the study of a particular class of material (metal, ceramic, or polymer) through a choice of options. The extensive (half year) final year project enables you to tackle a topic at the forefront of Materials Science in depth. It will develop further practical and analytical skills. Formal teaching in communication and transferable skills, including basic management and organisational behaviour, computing and presentation techniques, is given to complement the academic training.


  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum in Materials Science and Engineering, meeting the requirements for accreditation with the professional body, in order to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue successful careers in both industrial and research environments.
  • Provide a teaching environment in which undergraduate students can interact with academic staff at the forefront of research in Materials Science and Engineering, through advanced course units and project work.
  • Foster subject-specific and transferable skills, including experience of materials processing and characterisation methods, oral and written communication, group work and IT skills.
  • Provide students with effective academic and pastoral support, to cater for students from a wide range of educational backgrounds and enable all students to acheive their full potential.
  • Monitor, review and enhance educational provision to ensure that it remains relevant to the needs of student progression and to current developments in research and industry.

Career opportunities

Materials Science and Engineering graduates are highly sought after by employers, and all of our graduates either find employment in industry or go on to higher level study at the end of their degree. Careers include research and development, management positions, and technical roles within both large multinationals and smaller businesses. Companies our recent graduates have gone on to work for include Rolls Royce, Airbus, Jaguar, 3M, Alcoa, and Corus. Other graduates choose to apply their technical and analytical skills in fields such as patent law or accountancy. A Materials Science and Engineering degree also provides an ideal springboard for higher level study (eg towards a PhD), and approximately one third of our graduates follow this route.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics of Materials
  • Equilibrium Thermodynamics
  • Microstructures of Materials
  • Computing & Communication
  • Preliminary Chemistry Materials
  • Mechanical Behaviour
  • Structure of Solids
  • Functional Properties

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Grades AAA. This should include two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. If you are not taking an A Level in Maths, Grade A at GCSE is required
  • We do not normally make offers based on AS level. However, each application is treated on an individual basis.
  • Subjects welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer
  • General Studies, Critical Thinking

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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