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Department of Materials

Undergraduate courses

From Materials Science and Engineering to Fashion Business and Technology, our undergraduate courses are varied.

Undergraduate courses in the Department of Materials are split into two distinct subject areas: fashion business and technology, and materials science and engineering. 

Whichever you choose, you'll join the largest and most diverse academic community dedicated to materials in Europe. You'll be taught by leading academics in their field and will have access to unique facilities, including over 20 electron microscopes, custom laboratories for all classes of materials and outstanding research centres. And you'll have chance, depending on your course, to study abroad or take a valuable year in industry.

Our subjects

  • Three fashion students inspecting a garment
  • A materials science student concentrating while using a pipette

Course accreditation

Read about the organisations that provide accreditation for the courses in the Department of Materials, and the advantages that chartered accreditation can have for your future career.


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The Textile Institute

All our fashion business and technology courses are accredited by the Textile Institute.

Internationally recognised, the Textile Institute is the chartered professional body for the textile, clothing and footwear industries. Our graduates can apply for associateship of the Textile Institute when they have completed two years in industry.

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing

All our fashion business courses (fashion management, marketing, buying and merchandising) are also accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

The CIM is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners.

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Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

All our Material Science courses are accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining for both Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) pathways.

Follow the links below to explore the lists of our courses under both subject areas.