Choosing your degree course is one of the hardest yet most important decisions of your life. We want you to make the right choice for you. Take time to explore our different degree courses and read the detail about our course units.

How to apply

If you live in the UK you should apply for one of our undergraduate courses through the UCAS system. You can also find out more about the admissions procedure for UK and international students on the University website.

Once you have selected Manchester as a choice on your UCAS form, your application is sent automatically to us. Our Admissions Tutor will look at your past and predicted academic performance, your personal statement and your references.

If we decide to make you an offer we will write to you and invite you to a visit day some time between November and March.

The visit is an opportunity for you to meet academic staff, course directors, and current undergraduate and postgraduate students. The informal interviews we hold on these days last about half an hour and are a great opportunity for us to find out more about you and for you to ask any questions about what it is like to study in the School. We encourage you to come to the admissions day; it is the best way to be sure that the city of Manchester, the University, our School, and the course you have chosen are right for you.

Talk to us first

Don’t be overwhelmed by the decision you have to make. If you have any questions about the School of Materials and the courses we offer then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would love to hear from you and provide you with any information or advice which could help you to make your decision.

The best way to get a feel of the atmosphere of the School, see our facilities, and meet the staff is to come along to one of our open days. All applicants who have a UK correspondence address are automatically invited to attend our admission day, but if you would like to come and meet us before you apply then get in touch so we can arrange a special trip for you. 

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