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MEng Materials Science and Engineering with Biomaterials / Careers
Year of entry: 2023
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My time at Manchester pushed me to develop the skills of working well independently and managing time effectively.
My degree heavily emphasised the importance of creating novel solutions for healthcare problems. While being taught about historical and present day approaches, we were always encouraged to produce something new and play our part in shaping the future.Aiswarya Kishor / 2018 graduate, now working at Arm
Materials science and engineering graduates are highly sought after and are recognised by employers for their knowledge, advanced research skills and independent thinking, so you will finish your degree with an excellent chance of gaining meaningful employment.
The University of Manchester is one of the most targeted universities in the UK for top graduate employers. Graduate with a degree from us and you'll be in high demand, according to The Graduate Market in 2021 - High Fliers Research .
Typically, our graduates progress to rewarding careers in research and development; management; and technical roles with both large materials manufacturing and end-users. Other graduates choose to apply their technical and analytical skills in fields such as patent law or accountancy, while your degree can also open up opportunities in careers as diverse as teaching, engineering, consultancy and technical development.
Some of the roles our recent graduates have gone on to include:
- Materials scientist
- Materials engineer
- Development scientist
- Materials technologist
- Research associate
- Materials chemist
- Product development scientist.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for:
- Rolls Royce
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Smith and Nephew
- BAE Systems
- Bentley Motors.
A materials science and engineering degree also provides an ideal springboard for higher level study (towards a PhD, for example), while the course - accredited by the Institute of Materials - can count as academic training towards Chartered Engineer status.
We are committed to helping you get the best start after graduation, that's why The University of Manchester's award-winning Careers Service will continue to support you two years after graduation.
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