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Why choose Materials Engineering?

Swansea is one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research. Materials Engineering is 4th in the UK for Student Satisfaction and ranked 6th overall in the UK, according to The Guardian University Guide 2020.

The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations. These industrial research links provide excellent opportunities for our degree students to undertake vacation and year-out placements, as well as giving good research and employment opportunities.

We prepare our degree students for their future careers. This is recognised by The Complete University Guide 2021, which placed the Graduate Prospects of our Materials Science and Engineering students at 1st in the UK.

Our Graduates

Our graduates go on to have interesting and varied careers at companies such as:

Tata Steel, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Atkins, GE Aviation, Mott MacDonald and Babcock International Group.

97% of our graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating with their average salary being £24,000 (16/17 Graduate DLHE). 

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Materials Science and Engineering Scholarships

The Materials Engineering department offer a variety of scholarships throughout their degree programmes. These include entrance scholarships of up to £1500 for students with high A level grades (or equivalent), travel scholarships of £1000 for those on the year abroad schemes and high performance scholarships are given to students at the end of each year.

Application is not necessary, bursaries are awarded automatically by the Portfolio Director and Admissions Tutor following enrolment. Students will receive formal notification of their scholarship award before the start of term. For more information email

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