Materials Science Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Imperial College of Science 76% 5% 0% £9250 £35100 162 London On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 77% 1% 7% £9250 £14415 115 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 77% 1% 7% £9250 £14415 115 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 81% 4% 5% £9250 £26000 145 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 75% 1% 25% £9250 £22760 173 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 75% 1% 25% £9250 £22760 173 Southampton On campus Full-time
University College London 77% 0% 1% £9250 £23300 170 London On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 92% 10% 0% £37000 £109600 201 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 79% 5% 0% £8784 £20885 103 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 79% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 103 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 92% 10% 0% £27750 £87680 201 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 92% 10% 0% £11900 £26500 201 Loughborough On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 92% 10% 0% £4875 £12750 201 Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Southampton 75% 2% 8% £9250 £22760 173 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 75% 2% 8% £9250 £22760 173 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 61% 6% 5% £8100 £16000 164 Lincoln On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 95% 5% 0% £9250 £21850 176 Glasgow On campus Part-time
University of Bristol 92% 0% 13% £12200 £24300 136 Bristol On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 68% 5% 10% £12500 £28000 126 Manchester On campus Full-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
The University of Manchester 93% 5% 5% £12500 £26000 125 Manchester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 75% 0% 3% - £21300 171 Swansea On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 87% 5% 15% £4250 £7750 169 Nottingham On campus Part-time
Sheffield Hallam University 87% 5% 15% - £14895 169 Sheffield On campus Part-time
Sheffield Hallam University 87% 5% 15% - £14895 169 Sheffield On campus Part-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 87% 5% 15% £5940 £12500 169 Wrexham On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 95% 5% 5% £9250 £25700 154 Loughborough On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 75% 0% 3% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 171 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 82% 5% 0% £9250 £35100 179 London On campus Full-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
Loughborough University of Technology 95% 5% 5% £9250 £25700 154 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 76% 5% 0% £9250 £35100 162 London On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 86% 0% 3% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 149 Sheffield 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
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College 93% - 15% £7995 - - Bristol On campus Full-time
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College 93% - 15% £8250 £8500 - - Bristol On campus Full-time
Bangor University 77% 1% 7% - - 115 Bangor On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 81% 4% 5% - - 145 London On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 81% 4% 5% £4500 - 145 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 77% 0% 1% - - 170 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 77% 0% 1% - - 170 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 79% 5% 0% - - 103 Manchester On campus Part-time
Queen Mary University of London 92% 10% 0% - - 201 London On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 92% 10% 0% - - 201 Oxford On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 92% 10% 0% - - 201 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 61% 0% 18% - - 147 London On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 75% 2% 8% - - 173 London On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 75% 2% 8% - - 173 Birmingham On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 75% 2% 8% - - 173 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 75% 2% 8% - - 173 Leeds On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 75% 2% 8% - - 173 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 61% 6% 5% - - 164 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 61% 6% 5% - - 164 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 61% 6% 5% - - 164 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 61% 6% 5% £4500 - 164 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 61% 6% 5% £4500 - 164 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 100% 4% 0% - - 201 Oxford On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 100% 4% 0% £2250 - 201 Manchester On campus Part-time
The University of Edinburgh 100% 4% 0% - - 201 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 100% 4% 0% - - 201 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 100% 4% 0% - - 201 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 100% 4% 0% - - 201 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
The University of Nottingham 68% 5% 10% - - 126 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 75% 0% 3% - - 171 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 75% 0% 3% - - 171 Belfast On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 75% 0% 3% - - 171 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 87% 5% 15% - - 169 Dundee On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 87% 5% 15% - - 169 Belfast On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 87% 5% 15% - - 169 London On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 87% 5% 15% - - 169 Lancaster On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 87% 5% 15% - - 169 Birmingham On campus Part-time
Bangor University 87% 5% 15% - - 169 Bangor On campus Part-time
Newcastle University 87% 5% 15% - - 169 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
University of Birmingham 87% 0% 13% £9250 - 136 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 92% 0% 13% £9250 - 136 Birmingham 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
The University of Manchester 68% 5% 10% - - 126 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 100% 4% 0% - - 201 Oxford On campus Full-time
Swansea University 93% 5% 5% - - 125 Swansea On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 76% 5% 0% - - 162 Loughborough On campus Part-time
The University of Edinburgh 76% 5% 0% - - 162 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 63% 10% 5% - - 155 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 90% 3% 4% £9250 - 151 Birmingham 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
Queen Mary University of London 68% 5% 10% £9250 - 126 London On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
78 /100
294 students of Materials Science in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

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 £29000 £30500 £37500
25-75 percentile range £27000 - £33500 £21500 - £40500 £28500 - £46000

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.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

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

15% Engineering professionals
10% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
10% Finance Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Materials Science

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FAQ

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

The median salary of graduates of Materials Science was £29000 15 months after graduation, £30500 3 years after graduation and £37500 5 years after graduation.

Nano and Functional Materials at The University of Manchester received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 7 respondents.