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Are you looking for a practical subject that directly meets the needs of business and industry, combining hands-on work and scientific understanding?

Perhaps you see a career in fashion, textiles, or retail management in front of you? Do want to take a degree where you will hone your design and marketing abilities? And would you like to underpin those skills with a scientific grounding that will give you that essential 'edge'?

Or perhaps you would prefer to study Materials or Biomaterials Science in a world leading research centre? Are you ready to take on the challenge of vital and rapidly expanding areas of science and engineering? If you enjoy applying scientific principles to solve practical challenges, ranging from clean energy to tissue engineering, then one of our courses might be right for you.

High quality teaching

Whether you choose to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be taught by people who are passionate about their subject and whose research and industry experience directly feeds into the courses they deliver. A PhD with us will give you the opportunity to study with international leaders in their field, working as part of the largest materials research activity in the UK.

We are internationally recognised as one of the academic leaders in Materials teaching, and our research is rated as 'excellent.' This means you will be taught by world leaders in their fields and have access to state-of-the-art equipment during your studies.

The Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training was established in 2009 with a £6.3M investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The Centre is hosted jointly by the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester and builds on their international reputation in metallic materials science and engineering research.

Career prospects

School of Materials graduates have unique combinations of skills, which make them highly sought after by prospective employers. Because they are trained in a unique combination of subjects, our graduates are versatile and ideally suited to manage the multidisciplinary teams found in business or industrial research and development.

We also provide careers support, arranging careers fairs and talks with top employers in the fashion, textiles, and materials science sectors.

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