Why choose Materials Engineering?

Swansea is one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research.

The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations. These industrial research links provide excellent opportunities for our degree students to undertake vacation and year-out placements, as well as giving good research and employment opportunities.

We prepare our degree students for their future careers. We're ranked 6th in the UK for graduate prospects by The Complete University Guide 2022 and our graduates go on to have interesting careers at companies such as Tata Steel, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Atkins, GE Aviation, Mott MacDonald and Babcock International Group.

Six months after graduating, 97% of our graduates are in work or further study with an average salary of £24,000 (16/17 DLHE). 

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Materials Science and Engineering Scholarships

The Materials Engineering department offer a variety of scholarships throughout their degree programmes. These include entrance scholarships of up to £1500 for students with high A level grades (or equivalent), travel scholarships of £1000 for those on the year abroad schemes and high performance scholarships are given to students at the end of each year.

Application is not necessary, bursaries are awarded automatically by the Portfolio Director and Admissions Tutor following enrolment. Students will receive formal notification of their scholarship award before the start of term. For more information email engineering@swansea.ac.uk.

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