Department of Materials

Undergraduate study

2nd in the UK for Materials

We are ranked 2nd for Materials and Mineral Engineering in the Guardian 2022

Loughborough is internationally-recognised for its materials science and engineering provision, which has been a key strength of the University for over 50 years. If you are interested in developing new and improved materials for the next generation of engineering applications, our materials courses are for you.

Study with us because

  • We are regarded as one of the UK’s leading materials departments 

    Ranked 2nd in the UK for Materials in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

  • Enjoy hands-on industry experience with some of the world's leading companies 

    We send 15% more engineering students on engineering placements than any other UK institution (HESA UG Student Record 2016/17: Engineering & Technology).

  • Highly employable graduates with excellent starting salaries  

    98% of Loughborough materials graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduating, of which 98% of those employed were in professional, managerial or graduate level roles. In addition, materials graduates were earning an average starting salary of £26,500 (DLHE figures for 2017 graduates).

  • Our courses form a launchpad from which you can build an exciting and rewarding career 

    As well as a top salary, a degree in engineering presents wide-reaching opportunities in leading organisations around the world. Our graduates work across the globe for leading companies.

  • All of our undergraduate courses provide the option of a year out working in industry. 

    The Department’s close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.