Materials Science Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Biomaterials Engineering MEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 94% 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Biomaterials Engineering BEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 94% 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering BEng (Hons) The University of Sheffield 91% 0% 0% £9250 £29110 150 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MEng (Hons) Imperial College of Science 87% 0% 2% £9250 £40940 197 London On campus Full-time
Automotive Materials MEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology - 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 95% 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering (with placement year) MEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 95% 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering BEng (Hons) Imperial College of Science 70% 0% 5% £9250 £40940 200 London On campus Full-time
Automotive Materials (with placement year) MEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology - 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering BEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 100% 5% 0% £9250 £27250 165 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) Imperial College of Science 80% 0% 2% £9250 £40940 204 London On campus Full-time
Biomaterials Engineering (with placement year) MEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 94% 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Biomaterials Engineering (with placement year) BEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 94% 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering (with placement year) BEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 100% 5% 0% £9250 £27250 165 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) The University of Sheffield 86% 0% 0% £9250 £29110 173 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Materials with Nuclear Engineering MEng (Hons) Imperial College of Science 78% 0% 10% £9250 £40940 192 London On campus Full-time
Automotive Materials BEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology - 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Automotive Materials (with placement year) BEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology - 0% 5% £9250 £27250 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering BEng (Hons) Queen Mary University of London 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 136 London On campus Full-time
Nuclear Science and Materials BSc (Hons) University of Birmingham 85% 1% 10% £9250 - 180 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with a Year Abroad BEng (Hons) Queen Mary University of London 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 118 London On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) Queen Mary University of London 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 118 London On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Industrial Experience MEng (Hons) Queen Mary University of London 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 118 London On campus Full-time
Materials Engineering with Foundation Year BEng (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 94% 0% 5% £9250 - 179 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with a Year Abroad MEng (Hons) Queen Mary University of London 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 118 London On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Industrial Experience BEng (Hons) Queen Mary University of London 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 118 London On campus Full-time
Materials Science with Foundation BEng (Hons) Queen Mary University of London 76% 0% 0% £9250 - 118 London On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng (Hons) Swansea University 95% 5% 0% - - 152 Swansea On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Textile Technology MEng (Hons) The University of Manchester 90% 15% 6% - - 165 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering BSc (Hons) The University of Manchester 91% 5% 3% - - 191 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Biomaterials MEng (Hons) The University of Manchester 70% 15% 6% - - 165 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Metallurgy MEng (Hons) The University of Manchester 90% 15% 6% - - 165 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering BEng (Hons) University of Leeds 100% 5% 5% - - 168 Leeds On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with a Year Abroad BEng (Hons) Swansea University 95% 5% 10% - - 113 Swansea On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Corrosion MEng (Hons) The University of Manchester 90% 15% 6% - - 165 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) The University of Manchester 79% 20% 10% - - 195 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng (Hons) Swansea University 95% 5% 10% - - 113 Swansea On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Polymers BEng (Hons) The University of Manchester 90% 15% 6% - - 165 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Nanomaterials MEng (Hons) The University of Manchester 87% 15% 6% - - 165 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Chemistry with Work Placement Msci (Hons) University of Glasgow 65% 0% 0% - - 202 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) University of Leeds 100% 5% 5% - - 168 Leeds On campus Full-time
Materials Science with an Integrated Foundation Year MEng (Hons) The University of Manchester 87% 15% 6% - - 148 Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with a Year Abroad MEng (Hons) Swansea University 95% 5% 10% - - 113 Swansea On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) Swansea University 95% 0% 10% - - 113 Swansea On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with a Foundation Year BEng (Hons) Swansea University 95% 10% 15% - - 113 Swansea On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering BEng (Hons) Swansea University 95% 15% 0% - - 119 Swansea On campus Full-time
Materials Chemistry BSc (Hons) University of Glasgow 65% 0% 0% - - 202 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Physics of Materials MSc Loughborough University of Technology - - - £13000 £28100 - Loughborough On campus Full-time
Materials with Management BEng (Hons) Imperial College of Science - - - £9250 £37900 - London On campus Full-time
Materials Science Engineering with a Foundation Year MEng (Hons) The University of Sheffield - - - £9250 £29110 - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Conservation Studies, specialising in Books and Library Materials Grad Dip West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - - - £14640 £14640 - Chichester On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with an Industrial Placement Year BEng (Hons) The University of Sheffield - - - £9250 £29110 - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Composite Materials Engineering MSc (PG) Wrexham Glyndwr University - - - £5940 £12500 - Wrexham On campus Full-time
Materials Engineering MSc Swansea University - - - £10450 £10950 £22350 £23450 - Swansea On campus Full-time
Chemistry for Sustainable Energy MSc University of Aberdeen - - - £11100 £27000 - Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Materials Chemistry MSc MSc (PG) University of Bradford - - - £9230 £23028 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Chemistry - Materials Chemistry MChem University of Bradford - - - £9250 £22180 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) University of Birmingham - - - £9250 - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MEng (Hons) University of Birmingham - - - £9250 - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering BEng (Hons) University of Birmingham - - - £9250 - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Materials Engineering with Industry MSc Swansea University - - - £22350 £23450 - - Swansea On campus Full-time
Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MSc Queen Mary University of London - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
Materials Science MSc (Res) Lancaster University - - - - - - Lancaster On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MSc The University of Sheffield - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MSc University of Leeds - - - - - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Catalysis and Porous Materials MPhil The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Part-time
Dental Materials MSc Queen Mary University of London - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
Dental Materials Science MSc University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Renewable Materials MPhil Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MSc University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc Queen Mary University of London - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT PhD The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Polymer Materials Science and Engineering MSc The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Advanced Materials MSc MSc The University of Nottingham - - - - - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Materials Chemistry PhD The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials Chemistry MSc The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Condensed Matter PhD The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Biomaterials MSc The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Advanced Engineering Materials MSc The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Nanomaterials MSc The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials MPhil The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Part-time
Nanomaterials and Materials Science MSc The University of Sheffield - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Chemical and Materials Engineering MEng (Hons) University of Leeds - - - - - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Materials MSc (Res) University of Oxford - - - - - - Oxford On campus Full-time
Dental Materials Science MSc The University of Sheffield - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering MSc Queen's University of Belfast - - - - - - Belfast On campus Full-time
Advanced Materials MSc Manchester Metropolitan University - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Condensed Matter Physics MSc Queen Mary University of London - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
Biomaterials MPhil The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Part-time
Electrical Materials Science MPhil Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Full-time
Condensed Matter Physics DPhil University of Oxford - - - - - - Oxford On campus Full-time
Structural Engineering and Concrete Materials MSc MSc University of Dundee - - - - - - Dundee On campus Full-time
Aerospace Structures and Materials MSc (PG) Queen Mary University of London - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
Chemical and Materials Engineering BEng (Hons) University of Leeds - - - - - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Biomaterials Science and Dental Technology MPhil The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Materials and Processes MSc (Res) The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Advanced Functional Materials and Analytical Science PhD The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Part-time
Metallurgy and Materials PhD University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
Materials Science MEng (Hons) University of Oxford - - - - - - Oxford On campus Full-time
Science and Engineering of Materials MRes University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
Dental Materials MSc University of Leeds - - - - - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Aerospace Materials MSc (Eng) The University of Sheffield - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Structural Engineering with Materials MSc Nottingham Trent University - - - - - - Nottingham On campus Part-time
Materials Research MRes Queen Mary University of London - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
Materials Science PhD Lancaster University - - - - - - Lancaster On campus Full-time
Materials Science and Engineering with Professional Internship MSc Queen's University of Belfast - - - - - - Belfast On campus Full-time
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Overall student satisfaction
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561 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Materials Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £31500 £38000
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £35000 £23500 - £41500 £27500 - £48500

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30673 £26650 £34012
25-75 percentile range £26596 - £35077 £22500 - £35250 £26220 - £44488

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Materials Science

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 Science who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Materials Science

  • Aerospace
  • Armed forces and defence
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Nuclear industry
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Scientific research and development
  • Sports equipment
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Specialisations within Materials Science

  • Advanced Materials Design and Processing
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic and Photonic Materials
  • Nanoscale Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Soft Materials and Polymers

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

Example below based on all graduates of Materials Science at The University of Sheffield

45% Media Professionals
15% Administrative occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Media Professionals
5% Finance Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Materials Science

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Materials Science, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Materials Science is the study of the crystalline and granular structure of materials, including electronic atomic and molecular configurations.

The median salary of graduates of Materials Science was £30000 15 months after graduation, £31500 3 years after graduation and £38000 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Materials Science studies:
  • Master of Engineering (Honours) - MEng (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BEng (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Master of Chemistry - MChem
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Science (Engineering) - MSc (Eng)
  • Masters in Research - MRes