Materials Science and Engineering at Birmingham

The School of Metallurgy and Materials is one of the best materials science and engineering research centres in the country, having strong working relationships with many industrial partners. Our students have many hands-on opportunities to experience Materials Science and Engineering, with research projects spanning a variety of topics.

Here are just a few reasons why we think studying at Birmingham is the right choice for you:

  • We are consistently ranked in the top 5 of all the major UK league tables and we are currently 2nd in the UK according to the Guardian University League Table 2018.
  • 96% of our students are in graduate employment or further study, six months after studying with us. (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16)
  • We have a diverse range of research areas in aerospace, automotive, biomedical, sports andSubmit with Message sustainable development fields.
  • 93% of our final year students expressed overall satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.

Belinda has created a vlog about life as a Materials Science and Engineering student at the University of Birmingham:

Excellent career prospects

Exciting career choices open to you when you graduate with one of our accredited degrees. You could pursue a career in the automotive, aerospace or energy sectors; one of the manufacturing industries; or you could work in other areas of science and technology, such as materials testing or failure analysis.

Excellent facilities

A recent £60M redevelopment of the School’s facilities provides the students with the best possible environment to grow and succeed, and our courses provide many opportunities to use some of the equipment in one of the best institutions for materials research in the country.

Content flexibility

The courses give you the freedom to specialise in areas of your choice by selecting a number of optional modules as well as individual and group research projects in year 3 and year 4.

Social atmosphere and engaged students

Our students, through the Birmingham University Materials Society, help to build a fun and productive environment within the School by organising, together with the staff, many social and career-enhancing events. Come and join us!

We also have a student-led Facebook group for all offer holders that lets you meet other applicants, as well as finding out more about what it's like to study Materials Science and Engineering at Birmingham. If you haven't already joined, why not join us now?