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I am doing maths, further maths, physics and chemistry A Levels and am applying to university soon. I am confused as to which course to choose; materials science and engineering or mechanical engineering. If I want to work in actually developing new materials for applications such as energy and aerospace, which degree is more suitable. Should I stick with the more broad mechanical engineering and specialize later, go straight for materials, or would something else such as physics or chemical engineering be more appropriate? Also which universities are the best for materials engineering? Baring in mind that I like the idea of design on a micro-scale, rather then large scale

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I've applied for mechanical engineering myself and am by no means an expert, but I would say it would probably be better to just go for materials, based on the fact that you're interested in micro-structural design.

Perhaps read up on the course content for both courses at your chosen universities - that'll give you a better indication of how much you'd enjoy each.

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