The objectives of the Department are:
- to produce world class graduate and doctoral level materials scientists and materials engineers, and
- to conduct world class research into the manufacture, structure, properties and applications of materials for the benefit of the UK and world community.
The Department of Materials at Oxford is regularly graded top against all other materials departments in the UK (The Times league table 2005, The Guardian League tables 2006 and 2007 and the Good University Guide 2007). In the 2008 Times league table we are ranked 2nd. We were awarded one of the highest gradings for research and 23 out of 24 for teaching in the Government's most recent assessment exercises, and we continue to make outstanding progress in the pursuit of our objectives.
The Department provides teaching for two undergraduate M.Eng. programmes, both of which are accredited by the UK Engineering Council:
- Materials Science (MS)
- formerly known as Metallurgy and Science of Materials
- Materials, Economics and Management(MEM)
- jointly with the Department of Economics
and two graduate programmes:
- Materials Science - MSc (by research) - typically 2 years
- Materials Science - D.Phil. - typically 3.5 years
- ENGMET-EngD - typically 4 years. A specialist programme for specific projects.
The Department does not offer any taught MSc programmes.
Only very occasionally can the Department offer short internships for undergraduates from other Universities. If you are interested in an internship please contact a specific member of academic staff indicating why you wish to work in their research group. Blanket applications to several members of staff will not be taken seriously.