Materials Science and Engineering BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Materials Science and Engineering BSc (Hons)

Begin your journey into Materials Science and Engineering at Manchester, home to the most diverse university activity devoted to materials research in Europe. Material scientists are shaping our world and in the Department of Materials you will develop a true understanding of the science - in practical subjects that meet the needs of an ever-changing industry.

Our three-year BSc course provides both the fundamentals of materials science and engineering and the opportunity for specialisation in the areas that interest you most. In your final year, for example, you can choose...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

16/09/2024

Location

Main Site

Application Details

Course Code

J500

Institution Code

M20

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

A,A,B

AAB including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. If you are not taking A-level Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required. If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year. Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A-level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive. Typical Contextual Offer: ABB including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. If you are not taking A-level Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required. Find out more about contextual admissions . If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year. Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A-level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

We normally require grades AABBB in Scottish Highers. In addition: Two Scottish Advanced Highers in two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry at AA plus two Highers at BB (any subjects) English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact us.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances. We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The specific course requirements are normally: Access to HE Diploma in Science or Engineering - Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits awarded at Level 3, 30 credits must be awarded at Distinction and 15 at Merit in an academic subject. This must include modules on Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at Level 3. If you are not taking a stand-alone qualification in Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall with 6,6,5 at Higher Level, including two subjects from Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. We will accept Mathematics: analysis and approaches only at HL as one of the HL subject specific requirements.

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

DDD

We will consider the National Extended Diploma for entry to our programme provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and the modules taken cover sufficient material in Mathematics and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades DDD. If you are not taking a stand-alone qualification in Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in li

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

D*D

DD

We will consider the National Diploma for entry to our programme, provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and the modules taken cover sufficient material in Mathematics and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades D*D/DD plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A-level at grade A/B. If you are not taking a stand-alone qualification in Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

AS

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

DD

We will consider the Technical Diploma for entry to our programme provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and the modules taken cover sufficient material in Mathematics and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with grades DD/D*D plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A-level at grade A/B. If you are not taking a stand alone qualification in Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We will consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry to our programme provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and the modules taken cover sufficient material in Mathematics and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with grades DDD. If you are not taking a stand-alone qualification in Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

We normally require grades AABBB in Scottish Highers. In addition: Two Scottish Advanced Highers in two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry at AA plus two Highers at BB (any subjects) English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact us.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 in Principal subjects to include two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A-level subjects, in three distinct subjects. Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3/M1 in the Pre-U certificates and grade A/B at A-level in three distinct subjects. This must include two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions

Extended Project

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. We strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your application and at interview.

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

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. We require minimum Grade A from the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be considered for the course. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

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

D*

D

We will only consider the National Extended Certificate in conjunction with A-levels. The combination of A-levels and the National Extended Certificate must cover sufficient material in Mathematics and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with grades D/D* plus additional level 3 qualification such as A-levels at grades AA/AB. If you are not taking a stand-alone qualification in Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

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

D

We will only consider the National Foundation Diploma, at Grade D, in conjunction with A-level Grades AB in two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Grade M with Grades AA in two A-level subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. If you are not taking a stand-alone qualification in Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

D*D

DD

We will only consider the Technical Foundation Diploma in conjunction with A-levels. The combination of A-levels and the Technical Foundation Diploma must cover sufficient material in Mathematics and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with grades D*D/DD plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A-levels at grades AA/AB. If you are not taking a stand-alone qualification in Mathematics, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*

D

We will only consider the Technical Extended Certificate in conjunction with A-levels. The combination of A-levels and the Technical Extended Certificate must cover sufficient material in Mathematics and Science. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with grades D/D* plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A-levels at grades AA. If you are not taking a stand-alone qualification in Maths, Grade 7/A at GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics is required.

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