Since the Materials discipline has been taught at Manchester for several decades, our library resources are extensive and continually being updated and expanded.
For studying, we offer a large communal area that you can use to meet together at any time in the day to discuss your courses and to complete assignments.
The Materials Science Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, including an electron microscopy suite, advanced mechanical testing equipment, metal processing laboratories, nanofabrication equipment and cell culture laboratories.
You will use these facilities during practical laboratory sessions throughout the degree and you will find them particularly invaluable during your final-year research project.
Computers are available within our own self-housed computer suite (30 terminals) in the Materials Science Centre, which gives you access to databases, library catalogues, email and the internet. You also have access to many other computer clusters on campus, including several with 24-hour access.
Choose to study Textiles at Manchester and you will enjoy great facilities.
Our laboratories include materials-testing, manufacturing technology, textile chemistry, information technology and computer aided design (CAD). We also have dedicated creative design studios, state-of-the-art multimedia learning packages and the largest collection of textile publications in the world in our Joule Library.
Our international reputation for teaching and research attracts funding and sponsorship from industry and the retail sector. As well as helping us to maintain an exciting learning environment, this ensures the continuation of our excellent employment record for students after graduation.