What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
AB including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, plus Highers at majority A and B grades
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM with Distinctions in Mathematics modules. Relevant subjects include Aeronautical, Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 6,5 at HL in any two of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers86%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
The Material Science and Engineering degree course is a carefully planned academic course which meets the specific requirements of industry and the relevant professional bodies and in particular the MEng degree offers a fast track route towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Materials Science and Engineering covers all the fundamental scientific, engineering and design aspects of Materials, their structure, properties, processing, in-service behaviour and environmental impact. Materials are at the centre of any engineering activity and lie at the heart of research and development aiming to improve performance, efficiency, sustainability and hence profitability. Materials advancements are identified as strategically important to the UK and world economies. Materials engineers and scientists are involved with developments in high technology engineering such as aerospace, power generation, automotive sector and through all sectors of industry and consumer goods.
Year 1: Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, mechanics, product design, materials selection, and imagineering the future. All Materials courses have a common first year allowing greater flexibility/mobility. Year 2: Areas studied include materials in service, mechanics and fracture mechanics, materials modelling, processing, characterisation, group design project, phase transformations in solids, statistics, maths. Optional placement/study year: Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study. Final year: Areas studied include composites, surface engineering, processing, functional materials, nano-materials, principles of materials, entrepreneurship and innovation, project management, industrial case studies (BEng only), substantial individual research project.
The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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