We bring together the best bits of Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology and Engineering, and find out how they interact.

Learn by doing

We take a ‘learn by doing’ approach to our courses. A lot of your time will be spent in labs putting theory into practice. You’ll develop industry relevant skills and use equipment found in the workplace.

While studying a Materials Science and Engineering degree at the University of Sheffield, you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills that are in demand by employers.


For the past four years, over 95% of Sheffield materials graduates had secured employment or were in further study, six months after graduation.

Our degree courses are taught by world-renowned academics who are passionate about their subject and want to help you become part of the Materials at Sheffield family.

Our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) and count towards professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).


We know you’ve not studied Materials Science and Engineering before, so we let you try a bit of all types of materials in the first two years of the course. After this, you can choose to specialise in nuclear materials, metallurgy, or our unique research-oriented degree. Or, if you want to keep your options open, you can stick with the general Materials Science and Engineering degree.

Aligned with industry

Our strong industrial links allow us to develop and deliver course content that is shaped by our industrial partners. Our students are in demand because of the industrial experience they gain through work placements, industrial project work and networking events.

We maintain a strong network of alumni who are able to help students with the benefit of their experience and can open the door to career opportunities.