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Department of Materials

The Purple Wave - students and staff at the Manchester 10K run

Why study here?

Choose materials science and engineering or fashion business and technology at Manchester and you'll join the largest and most diverse university activity devoted to materials in Europe.

It's very noticeable that at Manchester you are in an environment at the very cutting edge of research, and that makes it all the more interesting.

James Woods / Materials Science and Engineering graduate

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.

The Department of Materials is known for its congenial atmosphere and you'll benefit from a high level of staff-student contact and work in small tutor groups.

Both our fashion business and technology and materials science and engineering graduates are highly sought after by employers, and each subject area offers highly valued course accreditations: Our materials science and engineering courses are accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and our fashion business and technology courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), and the Institute of Textiles.

Design and fashion business degree show

The annual design and fashion business degree show is one of many highlights for our final-year fashion business and technology students. Here at a recent show some of our graduates describe the most exciting things about studying in Manchester:

Discover Manchester

Learn more about the things that make Manchester a great place to study.

Student experience

Ella Podmore talks about studying a 4-year Materials Science and Engineering MEng at The University of Manchester.