Materials Science is an exciting interdisciplinary field that covers the intersection between chemistry and physics.
Below you will find information about the specific degree course offered by Oxford University to study Materials Science, how to prepare, and how Oxbridge Interviews can help you with your application.BOOK COURSE
Cambridge University do not offer a degree in pure Materials Science. The core sciences degree is Natural Sciences.
Oxford University's Materials Science course is four years and includes an integrated Master's degree.
The application process is highly competitive with only 24% of applications successful. To be offered a place, you generally need to get A*AA at A Level (or equivalent) with the A* in Maths, Physics or Chemistry.
To prepare for your Materials Science application, you must demonstrate your motivation for the subject and specific interests. You can do this by reading beyond your school curriculum. Our interviewers recommend:
- 'Made to Measure: New Materials for the 21st Century' by Philip Bal
- 'Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World' by Mark Miodownik
- ‘The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don’t Fall Through the Floor’ by J. E. Gordon
Practice interviews for Materials Science applications are critical. You wouldn’t sit an exam without doing a mock, so don’t place yourself in an interview without having experienced a practice interview first.
Applicants to Materials Science at Oxford are required to take the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT).Learn more about the PAT