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Department of Materials

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Careers and employability

Graduates from the Department of Materials are recognised by employers for their relevant and up-to-date knowledge, advanced research skills and independent thought.

The technical skills I gained over my course were truly invaluable. They gave me the basis to gain my dream job, and I now use these skills every day to overcome some of the worlds most challenging engineering problems.

Rob Gilbert / MEng Materials Science and Engineering graduate

All our materials courses carry varying levels of industry-specific accreditation including Chartered Engineer, Chartered Scientist, and Chartered Institute of Marketing statuses, or recognition from the Textile Institute.

Your future matters to us - a lot. We listen to employers and shape our courses around their needs. We want you to stand out in the job market with great interpersonal skills, teamwork, self-motivation and organisation.

Our excellent and open relationships with industry and businesses mean we can offer placements and internships to students so you can build up useful contacts to benefit your future career.