What students say about materials science
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
Useful to have
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
Personal statement advice
Whatever subject you're studying, here are 10 things to be certain to include in your Ucas personal statement to get the attention of university admissions tutors...
- Business, research and administrative professionals
Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Materials engineer
- Product/process development scientist
Other real-life job examples
- Biomedical engineer
- Higher education lecturer
- Manufacturing systems engineer
What employers like about this subject
A materials science course teaches subject knowledge as well as a number of skills which appeal to employers across a broad range of sectors and industries. Studying for a materials science/technology degree provides you with a strong set of transferable skills. These include numerical, analytical, problem-solving and independent-thinking skills. Materials-based graduate positions often require you to work in teams made up many different departments as well as consulting clients; this requires strong diplomacy and communication skills in order to put your ideas across properly.