Materials Science

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A 4-year course which teaches solid state science, with aspects of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. The 4th year is a standalone research project, which allows you to trial a research environment.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Materials Science.


Overview ๐Ÿ”— A good overview of the course with an outline of its structure, entry requirements, and more.

Faculty website ๐Ÿ”— This contains a more detailed view of topics covered throughout the degree, as well as contact information for admissions. The most important resource here is the course guide ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ, which which gives a general overview of what studying Materials Science at Oxford is like.

Alternative Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Oxford Student Union; itโ€™s written based on studentsโ€™ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Materials Science student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

'What is Materials Science?' video ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ This video highlights what Materials Science actually is, and where it is used.

Student-written guide ๐Ÿ”— One Materials Science graduate from Oxford has written about his recent experience. It is more opinionated than some other guides. (Be aware, the exact course may have changed from the time of writing!)

Application Resources

Reading List ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Suggested reading from the Materials Science department - thereโ€™s no need to read them all, but finding one or two you like may be useful.

Information about the PAT (Physics Admissions Test) ๐Ÿ”— The page contains resources to help you practice and prepare for the test.

Preparing for the PAT ๐Ÿ”— This page is dedicated to learning how to prepare for the PAT.

Interview experience YouTube video ๐Ÿ”— Rebecca Wang kindly shared her Materials Science interview experience on YouTube. Interviews can be a strange thing to understand at first, and Rebeccaโ€™s insight could be useful.

InsideUni Materials Science interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!