Are you a student from the UK interested in studying Materials Science but your personal or educational circumstances have meant you are unlikely to achieve the grades typically required for Oxford courses? If so, Materials Science with Foundation Year might be the course for you. The Foundation Year is completely free for UK students and is designed to be a one-year intensive academic course which will bridge any gap between school and our academically challenging undergraduate courses. The programme is carefully designed to build and develop your study skills, subject knowledge and capacity for independent study. Students that pass the course will be awarded a nationally recognised Certificate in Higher Education (CertHE) qualification. If you pass the course at the required level, you will be automatically admitted into Oxford as an undergraduate student if you wish to be, without the need to re-apply. For more information on this course please visit www.ox.ac.uk/fyps Materials Science is an interdisciplinary subject, spanning the physics and chemistry of matter, engineering applications and industrial manufacturing processes. Modern society is heavily dependent on advanced materials, for example, lightweight composites for faster vehicles, optical fibres for telecommunications and silicon microchips for the information revolution. Materials scientists study the relationships between the structure and properties of a material and how it is made. They also develop new materials and devise processes for manufacturing them. Materials Science is vital for developments in nanotechnology, quantum computing, batteries and nuclear fusion, as well as medical technologies such as bone replacement materials. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugmatsci. This course is for UK state school students who meet the eligibility criteria. International students are not eligible to apply.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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This course is not open to international applicants. For more information about eligibility please see our website: foundationyear.ox.ac.uk/eligibility
It is highly desirable to have Chemistry to A-level or equivalent, and if it is not studied to this level it is strongly recommended that it is studied to AS-level or equivalent. For candidates studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry and FM to A-level, normally our conditional offer will require ABB in the first three (the A in any of these) and an expectation that you continue to study FM; an analogous offer will apply if instead of FM you are studying a different A-level in addition to the first three. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects. GCSE-level Chemistry, or an equivalent, is also required.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5||Minimum 7.0 per component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||110||Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component|
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