Materials Engineering Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Strathclyde 95% 5% 0% £9250 £21850 176 Glasgow On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 68% 5% 10% £12500 £28000 126 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 78% 0% 0% £12500 £26000 155 Manchester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 78% 0% 0% £5000 £10650 155 Swansea On campus Part-time
Swansea University 93% 5% 5% - £21300 125 Swansea On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 93% 5% 5% - £14895 125 Sheffield On campus Part-time
Loughborough University of Technology 95% 5% 5% £9250 £25700 154 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 95% 5% 0% £9250 £25700 176 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 95% 5% 0% £9250 £25700 176 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 95% 5% 5% £9250 £25700 154 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 76% 5% 0% £9250 £35100 179 London On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 95% 5% 5% £9250 £20750 154 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Southampton - - - £9250 £26000 - Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 61% 6% 5% - - 164 Leeds On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 61% 6% 5% - - 164 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
The University of Sheffield 75% 0% 3% - - 171 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 75% 0% 3% - - 171 Loughborough On campus Part-time
University of Leeds 81% 3% 0% - - 168 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 92% 0% 13% - - 136 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 68% 5% 10% - - 126 London On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 93% 5% 5% - - 125 Belfast On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 93% 5% 5% - - 125 Belfast On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 93% 5% 5% - - 125 Newcastle On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 71% 0% 2% - - 158 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 71% 5% 3% - - 158 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 71% 5% 3% - - 158 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 71% 5% 3% - - 158 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 71% 5% 3% - - 158 Manchester On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 68% 5% 10% £9250 - 126 London On campus Full-time
Swansea University 93% 5% 5% - - 125 Swansea On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 63% 10% 5% - - 155 Manchester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 93% 5% 20% - - 130 Swansea On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 68% 5% 10% £9250 - 126 London On campus Full-time
Swansea University 93% 5% 20% - - 130 Swansea On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 63% 10% 5% - - 155 Manchester On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 95% 5% 5% £9250 - 154 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Swansea University 93% 5% 20% - - 130 Swansea On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
75 /100
601 students of Materials Engineering in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Materials Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28226 £28557 £33910
25-75 percentile range £25823 - £31871 £21257 - £36814 £23872 - £41359

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Materials Engineering

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Materials Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Materials Engineering

  • Factories
  • Research and Development Laboratories

Specialisations within Materials Engineering

  • Biomaterials Modeling
  • Polymers Modeling
  • Optical Materials Modeling
  • Materials Modeling

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Materials Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Materials Engineering (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Materials Engineering at Imperial College of Science

40% Engineering professionals
15% Information Technology Professionals
15% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Protective service occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Materials Engineering

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Materials Engineering studies:
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Philosophy (Research) - MPhil (Res)
  • Master of Engineering (Honours) - MEng (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BEng (Hons)
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Biomaterials Engineering (with placement year) at Loughborough University of Technology received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 95 out of 100 among 20 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Materials Engineering was £28226 15 months after graduation, £28557 3 years after graduation and £33910 5 years after graduation.