Materials Science and Engineering (with placement year) Beng (Hon)

Course Overview - Materials Science and Engineering (with placement year) Beng (Hon)

The development of new and improved materials is at the heart of a huge range of technologies, from the objects we use every day, such as food packaging, to novel batteries and fuel cells to power electric vehicles, through to more advanced materials for biomedical applications, such as implants. Our Materials Science and Engineering degree will give you the opportunity to explore and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the scientific, engineering and design aspects of materials, their structure, properties, processing, in-service behaviour and environmental impact.


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4 Years

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Entry Requirements

A level


ABB including two from Maths, Physics and Chemistry

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Access to HE Diploma

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


34 (6,5,5 HL) including any two of Maths, Chemistry or Physics at HL

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM with Distinctions in all Maths units Preferred subjects: Aeronautical, Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop-down field for more information.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Language grade 4/C

Scottish Advanced Higher


AB including two from Maths, Physics and Chemistry, plus Highers at majority A and B grades

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University

Extended Project

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met.

T Level

For 2024 entry, T Levels are currently being considered on a case by case basis. More information can be found on our website at

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales £9,250
EU, International £27,250

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