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MEng Materials Science and Engineering with Nanomaterials / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

 Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include: 

  • past academic performance; 
  • predicted academic performance; 
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme; 
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements. 

Further guidance on how to apply can be found on our How to Apply webpage .  

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board, we cannot make further allowances. 

We would normally expect recent relevant study. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss your particular circumstances if this is not the case. 

If you have applied for one of our MEng courses and do not meet the grades we may consider you for our BSc course.  

If you are taking 4 A-levels together at a first sitting and/or taking a relevant EPQ this may also be taken into consideration when making confirmation decisions. 

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form. Candidates may be interviewed online or in person. Strong examination results and interview performance are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predictions for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference.

All applicants should be aware that information provided in the personal statement may be used as the basis for further discussion during your interview with an academic member of staff.

Further information and advice on writing your personal statement and the UCAS application process can be found on the UCAS website .

Interview requirements

All students who apply to us through UCAS, and who live on the UK mainland and meet our application criteria, are invited to a Virtual Interview Day where an interview will be held as part of the application process. These are held from November through to March and will include a presentation by the Admissions Tutor and a Q&A session with current staff and students. The interview will be informal and no specific preparation needs to be done for it. There will be opportunities for offer holders to visit campus. 


Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation.

Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

We normally also guarantee a place in the current year should the applicant's gap year plans change, subject to availability of places.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in more than one sitting, provided they are taken over the standard two-year period.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through Clearing you are required to meet the Clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.