About the courseFrom aerospace and communications, to TV screens and consumer goods. The research and development of materials is at the forefront of modern technology and engineering.
This multi-disciplinary materials science degree course covers a broad spectrum of topics, combining teaching from across our Schools of Chemical and Process Engineering, Physics and Chemistry. You will acquire a thorough grounding in the concepts that underpin materials science, together with learning a range of transferable skills to equip you for a career in this fast-moving field.
You will gain a view of the fundamental structure and properties of materials, and how processing can be used to enhance functionality. Specialised modules in subjects such as photonic materials and nanomaterials will build upon this underpinning knowledge. You’ll also take part in project work, where you’ll learn to research, investigate and design new materials – equipping you with the professional skills you’ll need in your future career.
Throughout your course, you’ll interact with academic staff who are members of the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials and the Bragg Centre for Materials Research, giving you the opportunity to develop professional relationships with researchers at the forefront of the industry.
You can study either a four-year Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) or a three-year Bachelor’s (BEng) degree and you have the option to study abroad or undertake a 12 month industrial placement, which you can decide after you’ve started your course at Leeds.
You’ll benefit from the chance to study in cutting-edge facilities where our researchers are pushing the boundaries of materials science, engineering and metallurgy. We have state-of-the-art preparative facilities for making and characterising a wide range of materials, as well as equipment and instrumentation for carrying out more fundamental studies into their process-microstructure-property relations
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You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) Equivalent qualifications may also include a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.Meeting
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AboutThe University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College and University College Liverpool. In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.
The University of Leeds is ranked 11th in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2020, and among the world top 100 according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. It is also part of the prestigious Russell Group – a collection of 24 research intensive universities in the UK.
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