What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAA including two from either Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.
AA including two from Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.
in Engineering plus grade A in A level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. Distinction in Further Mathematics required if A Level Mathematics not offered.
in Engineering plus A level grade A in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. Distinction in Further Mathematics required if A Level Mathematics not offered.
6 points in two from Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry at higher level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offersNot Available
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
Year 1: Introduction to materials chemistry; introduction to microstructure, kinetics and mechanical properties of materials; mathematics (materials); biomaterials i; introduction to materials properties; introduction to structural materials engineering; introduction to the mechanics and thermodynamics of materials; global engineering challenge week. Year 2: Industrial materials processing; microstructure and thermodynamics of materials; computational methods with matlab; deformation and failure of materials; functional materials; materials selection and fracture mechanics; mathematics 2 (materials); structure of solid materials; engineering - you're hired. Year 3: Industrial placement: part 1; advanced materials manufacturing: part i; engineering alloys; industrial training programme (itp), project 1: nuclear materials; industrial training programme (itp), project 2: amorphous materials; advanced ceramics; diffusion and heat transfer; introduction to finite element modelling; surface degradation and protection. Year 4: Research project and literature review; industrial training programme (itp), project 3: aerospace materials; advanced materials manufacturing: part ii; industrial training programme (itp), project 4: metals processing; metallurgical processing; industrial placement: part 2.
Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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Male / Female
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
What are graduates doing after six months?
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