Materials Science

This UNIQ course is a great opportunity to experience a subject that is not offered at A-Level but uses concepts across a broad spectrum of subjects from maths to chemistry to engineering to even biology! If you are unsure what science you want to study, why not study them all? The aim of the course is to give you a brief insight into this unique subject, and to break down those conventional physics, chemistry, maths subject separations.

You’ll start most days with lectures on captivating (and advancing) topics such as molecular modelling, photovoltaic cells and materials for nuclear fusion, then move onto a more practical element in the afternoons, where you get to experience making your own solar cells and running mechanical property tests – sometimes with open ended investigation! A few tips on interviews and admissions can also be picked up during week.

The week concludes with the highlight of the course: a group project making your own solar buggies using a set budget and racing them against the clock. The group project directly relates to the undergraduate course, where in Third Year you undertake a team design project, and develops skills such as decision making, commercial awareness and teamwork.

Course Details and Requirements
30 July - 04 August 2017
16 places available
Studying Maths and Physics to A2
Further Maths or Chemistry are useful but not essential
Places to Applicants: 1 in 4
Typical Lessons for this course
Fusion Power
Solar Cells
Flexible Photovoltaics