Materials Science

Requirements: 
Studying Maths and Physics to A2
Further Requirements: 
Chemistry or Further Maths are useful but not essential
Places to Applicants: 
1 in 4
Dates: 
7 - 11 July

This UNIQ course is a great opportunity to discover an interdisciplinary subject, which builds on your scientific knowledge, spanning the physics and chemistry of matter, engineering applications and industrial manufacturing processes.

You’ll start most days with lectures on captivating (and advancing) topics such as molecular modelling, superconductors and batteries for clean energy generation and storage, then move onto a more practical element in the afternoons, this could include characterisation, mechanical property testing of materials for aircraft design or investigating photovoltaics.

You will have the opportunity to see how materials are characterised using a range of techniques including atom probe tomography and electron microscopy. There will be a trip to the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, where you will learn more about nuclear fusion and advanced materials for nuclear applications.

This is an excellent introduction to a fascinating subject and an insight into the life of an Oxford Materials Science student.