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University of Manchester

Materials Science and Engineering with Textile Technology

UCAS Code: F205

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Grades AAA. This should include two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry. If you are not taking A Level Maths, Grade A at GCSE Maths is required. Typical contextual offer: Grades AAB including two from Maths, Physics or Chemistry, excluding General Studies. For further information about contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

Applicants with Access to HE qualifications are welcomed and are considered on an individual basis. Please contact the academic School for further information before applying.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3 in the Pre-U certificates and grade A at A level in three distinct subjects. This must two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum Grade C (Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs), in English Language, Science and Mathematics. If you are not taking A Level Maths, Grade A (Grade 7) at GCSE Maths is required. New Applied GCSE Mathematics courses will only be accepted at Grade 7.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points to include 6,6,6 at Higher level to include two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD-D*D

We will consider the Technical Diploma for entry to our programme provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and the modules taken cover sufficient material in Maths and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DD/D*D plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D-D*

We will only consider the Technical Extended Certificate in conjunction with A Levels. The combination of A Levels and the Technical Extended Certificate must cover sufficient material in Maths and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grades D/D* plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at Grades AA.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We will consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry to our programme provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and the modules taken cover sufficient material in Maths and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades DDD.

We will only consider the Technical Foundation Diploma in conjunction with A Levels. The combination of A Levels and the Technical Foundation Diploma must cover sufficient material in Maths and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades D/D* plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at Grades AA.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD-D*D

We will consider the National Diploma for entry to our programme, provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and the modules taken cover sufficient material in Maths and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades DD/D*D plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at Grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D-D*

We will only consider the National Extended Certificate in conjunction with A Levels. The combination of A Levels and the National Extended Certificate must cover sufficient material in Maths and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grades D/D* plus additional level 3 qualification such as A Levels at Grades AA.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

We will consider the National Extended Diploma for entry to our programme provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and the modules taken cover sufficient material in Maths and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades DDD.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

We will only consider the National Foundation Diploma, at Grade D, in conjunction with A Level Grades AA in two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

2 Advanced Highers in two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry at Grade A plus 2 Highers at Grade A (any subjects) English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the School directly.

2 Advanced Highers in two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry at Grade A plus 2 Highers at Grade A (any subjects) English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the School directly.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. Grade A in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Core can be used in lieu of one A Level subject (excluding Maths and Science A Levels).

UCAS Tariff

144

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Textiles technology

Materials science

This unique course combines traditional science and technology aspects of textiles with exciting and innovative applications in smart textiles, sportswear, aerospace and automotive materials and biomedical implants. Manchester has a long history of leading developments in textile technology, and unique research facilities in this field. Through specialist options in advanced textiles manufacturing performance enhancement, and technical textiles you will gain specialist skills to become an expert textiles technology professional. As with all our MEng courses, the six-month research project and optional industrial placement will allow you to put these skills into practice and demonstrate your capabilities to potential employers

**Aims**

- 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 achieve 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.

**Special Features**

- The course is accredited by the Institute of Materials (IOM 3 ) and counts as academic training towards the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer.

- A high staff to student ratio means students receive excellent individual attention and frequent tutorial sessions.

A final year research project enables students to gain an in-depth experience of working in a research team conducting a cutting-edge project., providing a grounding for working in R&D or going on to study at PhD level.
On-site facilities and equipment that students are both allowed and encouraged to use.
- The average salary of our graduates 6-months after graduation is in excess of £20,000, which is significantly above the sector value.

- The School of Materials has excellent Research ratings.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£23,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Materials

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
high
Textiles technology
69%
med
Materials science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Polymers and textiles

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

28%
UK students
72%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Materials science

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

44%
UK students
56%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Polymers and textiles

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is quite a specialist degree, but over 200 graduates complete courses every year, and employment rates are high. Graduates tend to go into the fashion and high street retail industry and specialist industries, such as footwear and jewellery, as fabric and clothing designers or buyers, and in marketing and PR. Some even go into management or fashion consultancy. Jobs used to be quite concentrated in specific parts of the country, particularly in London and Manchester, but there are now more opportunities elsewhere so keep your eyes peeled!

Materials science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject isn't very common for undergraduates — so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Many people studying in this fast-moving and often very specialist area take a first degree in another subject and then do a postgraduate course in materials science, and so not many went into work in the UK last year. If you're interested specifically in polymers or textiles, then there is the option to study it as a degree on its own. Because these degrees are very specialist, starting salaries for graduates are pretty good though, so if you fancy something a bit different and cutting-edge, this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Materials science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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