Materials Science and Engineering Undergraduate Courses

Understanding how things are put together, used and then made better

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Materials Science and Engineering

Successful innovation depends on the selection and performance of key materials, and the right materials can help define technological progress. Materials Science and Engineering is an exciting field which includes elements of physics and chemistry, and connects closely with most areas of engineering.

At Swansea University, you still study at one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research. Our industrial research links provide excellent opportunities for our degree students to undertake year in industry placements, as well as great research and employment opportunities.

We prepare our degree students for their future careers. We're ranked 6th in the UK for graduate prospects by The Complete University Guide 2022 and our graduates go on to have interesting careers at companies such as Tata Steel, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Atkins, GE Aviation, Mott MacDonald and Babcock International Group.

Ranking for Materials Engineering by The Times University Guide

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.

To find out more details on these scholarship opportunities please email

How to Apply

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.

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