Materials Science

You’ll be taught by academics at the forefront of their field, with research findings feeding into your curriculum.

If you have ever wondered how a Formula One car can weigh so little, how the touchscreen on your mobile works, or what an artificial heart valve is made from, then studying a materials science subject could be for you.

Our programmes combine aspects of chemistry, physics, design, engineering and, depending on the course, medicine, dentistry, and biology. We cover all materials: metals, ceramics, biomaterials, polymers and composites.

I love materials science because I get the chance to obtain an engineering degree, while still holding on to the parts I loved in my physics and chemistry A-Level. I chose Queen Mary because it was one of the few universities that do my course, and it was in London.
— Olivia Linley, Materials Science and Engineering BEng (second year)