I enjoy the tutorial system'”I learn more in depth and even have chances to challenge the tutor! Moreover, the friendly small college has a good location which is just in between the centre and the science departments.
Mansfield is one of only seven Oxford colleges to take undergraduate students in Materials Science and we admit about five students each year. Materials Science involves both the physics and chemistry of solids and provides a broad-based scientific training highly valued by many branches of industry.
Oxford University offers two courses: Materials Science (MS) and Materials, Economics and Management (MEM). Both courses last 4 years and lead to the fully accredited MEng. degree.
The 4th year of the MS course is spent entirely on research, working in a research group, usually within the Department of Materials. This ‘part II year’ is particularly valued by students and potential employers.
For up to date information on entry requirements please see the Materials Department website, following the link at the bottom of the page. Admissions interviews for Materials (and MEM) test the ability to think clearly and solve technical and mathematical problems, rather than assessing depth of knowledge. Candidates are not expected to display any detailed knowledge of materials, but evidence of a genuine interest will do no harm.
Mansfield has two tutors in Materials, Dr Marina Galano and Dr Jason Smith. The college shares tutorial duties with Corpus Christi and the Queen’s College, providing students with a range of specialist tuition in the diversity of topics within the course.