There are usually six undergraduates in each year studying Materials Science at Mansfield.
Mansfield is one of only seven Oxford colleges to take undergraduate students in Materials Science and we admit about six 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.
The Materials Science (MS) course lasts 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 'Undergraduate Admissions Policy and Criteria for Entry' on the Materials Department website. Admissions interviews for Materials 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, Prof Marina Galano and Prof Jason Smith. The college shares tutorial duties with the Queen’s College, providing students with a range of specialist tuition in the diversity of topics within the course.