Make a difference with your degree
Congratulations on your offer of a place on a Materials Science course at Manchester.
Choose Manchester and you'll join the university with the largest and most diverse materials activity in Europe.
You'll also unlock numerous opportunities to connect with potential employers to shape your future and make a difference with your degree.
Strong industrial links ensure courses are wide- ranging and relevant to industry needs.
Top five in the UK for Materials Science (QS World University Rankings, 2023).
Study at a world-leading centre for materials design and manufacture, including the Henry Royce Institute.
Experience our brand-new home for Engineering and Materials Science with state-of-the-art facilities and spaces.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
VIDEO: Discover Materials
Discover more about Materials Science and the crucial role materials play in tackling current global issues. Material Scientists and Engineers- the future is yours!
Our incredible alumni
Listen in to IET President Prof Danielle George interviewing Materials Engineer Ella Podmore to find out what it's like to be a woman engineer at McLaren Automotive.
A playground for engineers and material scientists
The largest UK university engineering building in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Welcome to your new home of engineering and materials. Within the walls of this new campus, you will be able to enjoy innovative learning spaces and modern facilities that will enhance your university experience.
Where ideas come to life
"Connect, collaborate and create"
Discover how our engineering and materials sciences disciplines come together and bring ideas to life!
Inspiring future engineers
Professor Danielle George
Danielle tells us what the University is doing to attract the next generation of engineers and talks to some of our students to find out what inspired them.
Meet the architect
Otto Diesfeldt, one of the architects behind our new engineering campus, gives us his first impression of the completed building.
The future of learning
Find out about our revolutionary blended learning facilities and study spaces
The student perspective
Students share their impressions of what blended learning looks like and the benefits they feel will help them during their studies.
Student life at Manchester
Student life at Manchester
Explore what student life is like when you study at The University of Manchester.
The city of Manchester has an amazing student social scene, there truly is something for everyone here. There are also plenty of student societies to get involved with to explore your interests and make new friends. Get a flavour for student life at Manchester below.
VIDEO: Why Study at Manchester?
Gabriele describes why she chose to study at Manchester, and shares her experiences.
Careers and employability
Supporting your future
Our graduates are recognised by employers for their knowledge, advanced research skills and independent thinking. You will also benefit from our award-winning Careers Service, which will support your first steps towards your dream job.
- Average salary: £30,000 (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2021 graduates 15 months after graduation from Materials Science courses).
- Making a difference: 75% of employed graduates agree their work is meaningful (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2021 graduates from Dept of Materials Science).
Our Alumni: Graduate Engineer at WMG
Discover how Ben Hunt used the University's Careers Service to find and secure his position on a graduate scheme.
Making the world a safer place
Hear about the exciting work Colette is doing in digital technology innovation and how her degree in Materials Science and Engineering prepared her for her career.
VIDEO: Science Alumni Panel - Undergraduate open day
Watch the recent Alumni Panel where Materials Science and Engineering graduate Molly Ward, shared her experiences working as a Supply Chain Strategist.