Materials scientists study the relationships between the structure and properties of a material and how it is made. They also develop new materials and devise processes for manufacturing them. Materials Science is vital for developments in nanotechnology, quantum computing and nuclear fusion, as well as medical technologies such as bone replacement materials.
This diverse Materials Science offered at the University of Oxford spans the subject from its foundations in physics and chemistry to the mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical properties of materials, and the design, manufacture and applications of metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites and biomaterials. This work is supported by excellent laboratory and teaching facilities.
Many of our graduates apply their technical knowledge in the manufacturing industry, both in management and in research and development positions. Others enter the financial, consultancy and IT sectors. A significant proportion of graduates undertake research degrees in universities in the UK and abroad.
Katherine says: ‘After leaving university I started work for Rolls-Royce (on aeroplanes, boats and power stations) as a graduate engineer, moving engineering roles within the company and around the globe every three months.’
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- Structure of materials
- Properties of materials
- Transforming materials
- Mathematics for materials science
- Computing for materials science (MATLAB)
- Practical work
- Foreign language (optional)
- 48 months
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering View 109 other Masters in Materials Science & Engineering in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: A*AA (including Mathematics and Physics, with an A* in either Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry)
- Advanced Highers: AA/AAB (with AA in Mathematics and Physics)
- IB: 40 (including core points) with 766 at HL (including Mathematics and Physics, with 7 at HL in either Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry)
- Candidates must be studying Maths and Physics to A-level or equivalent. GCSE-level Chemistry, or an equivalent, is also required.
- It is highly desirable to have Chemistry to A-level or equivalent, and if it is not studied to this level it is strongly recommended that it is studied to AS-level or equivalent.
International36065 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36065 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £9,250
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