The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Materials Engineering at the University of Birmingham has risen one place to fourth in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as third in the Russell Group, rising one place since last year’s league table. The survey highlighted that 96% of Birmingham’s Materials Engineering students are satisfied with their course and 92% are satisfied with the teaching. Learn more on the Guardian website.

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Professor Paul Bowen, Head of School said:
The 2017 Guardian League Table confirms that the University of Birmingham is home to one of the best Materials Science and Engineering courses in the UK. Our students have rated the course extremely highly for overall satisfaction and for teaching, above the top-ranked institution; we are  really pleased about this as we aim to make a positive difference in students' lives through teaching based on research and involvement with industry.

The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey (NSS). 

The tables are compiled under guidance by an expert review group of professionals from UK universities. The group meets regularly to monitor changes in subject areas and the way data is collected to ensure the Guardian University Guide is as relevant to students as possible.