Materials Science

Materials Science

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

12th overall in the UK

(Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020)

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.

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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)