Materials Science

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Requirements: 
Studying Maths and Physics to A2
Further Requirements: 
Chemistry or Further Maths are useful but not essential
Available Places: 
20
Places to Applicants: 
1 in 4
Dates: 
5 – 9 July

Discover the world of Materials Science, a growing interdisciplinary subject which is arguably shaping our future. Building and enriching your scientific knowledge, this course spans the physics and chemistry of matter, engineering applications and industrial manufacturing processes.

You will attend lectures on captivating (and advancing) topics such as batteries for clean energy generation and storage, nanomaterials, superconductors and quantum materials. As well as consolidating your understanding of new concepts by carrying out practical investigations in our undergraduate teaching labs, 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. Working both independently and as a team in a supportive environment. This is an excellent introduction to a fascinating subject and an insight into the life of an Oxford Materials Science student.