From aerospace, communications and medicine, right through to everyday consumer goods like TVs, technical fabrics for high-performance clothing and sports equipment, the discovery and development of new materials have significantly impacted the world. Materials science is also at the forefront of global challenges like the move towards net zero, with new materials for energy generation and storage enabling reduced carbon emissions. This is why material scientists are highly sought after across a wide range of industries — and why it’s such a relevant discipline to learn. Studying materials science and engineering at Leeds will equip you with a thorough grounding in the concepts that underpin materials science from an engineering, physics and chemistry perspective, alongside learning a range of transferable skills to equip you for a career in this fast-moving field. As it’s a multidisciplinary course, you’ll benefit from the excellent facilities, research and teachings from three separate schools: the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, the School of Physics and the School of Chemistry. You’ll be taught by expert academics, many of whom are members of the Bragg Centre for Materials Research and affiliated to the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, giving you the chance to interact and develop professional relationships with researchers at the forefront of the industry. You’ll also have access to specialist facilities right here on campus, alongside exciting opportunities like studying abroad and industrial work placements to ensure you have the best grounding to head out into your professional career. Why study at Leeds:
- Our globally-renowned research that has been responsible for engineering new technologies and led industry-driven developments also feeds into your course, shaping what you learn with the latest thinking.
- Experience expert teaching, delivered by a programme team who specialise in a wide range of materials science and engineering disciplines and have extensive industry experience.
- Start building your future career path from day one, establishing relations in the field with industry professionals through our strong partnerships with organisations such as Rolls-Royce, Samsung, Johnson Matthey, IBM, Dow Corning and AstraZeneca.
- Access our specialist facilities across three Schools, including state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation, along with labs fully equipped with the latest technology to support your learning.
- Broaden your experience before you graduate and enhance your career prospects with our study abroad programmes and paid industrial work placement opportunities.
- We have over 300 clubs and societies you can join at Leeds — including academic societies across many disciplines. There you can meet more of your coursemates and lecturers, whilst gaining guidance and invaluable insight from industry professionals at regular talks and networking events throughout your degree.
How to apply
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Subject to places being available, you must achieve our published first year entry requirements and the relevant % average in your first year of study. Learning outcomes of year 1 of the degree programme you are applying to must also have been met.
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English language requirements
|with no less than 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing
|with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing
|with no less than 56 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing
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Fees and funding
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