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    So I'm starting to look at universities at the moment to study materials science or general engineering.

    I really like the look of materials science and I'd say it's my definite favourite to study over engineering at the moment. However not many of the universities that I wanted to go to offer it but they do offer general engineering?

    I'm just looking for some advice on whether to choose the course or the uni?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Katy March)
    So I'm starting to look at universities at the moment to study materials science or general engineering.

    I really like the look of materials science and I'd say it's my definite favourite to study over engineering at the moment. However not many of the universities that I wanted to go to offer it but they do offer general engineering?

    I'm just looking for some advice on whether to choose the course or the uni?

    Thanks
    Hey!

    It's a difficult decision, what stands out in my mind is picking a degree which is what you're wanting to do, where your interests lay, and has opportunities/jobs suited to what you want to do. After all, it's your degree which affects your future life and career, your university less so.

    Saying that, pick which you think you'll be happiest doing. If you know you won't be happy going to a university, it's not wise to go there, it's a bit of a compromise. Look into the different courses and universities, they'll all offer different things, and you should be able to decide.

    Hope this helps!

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    I would go course over uni, although that said you can get both *cough* matsci at Sheffield *cough*. Also general engineering sounds very difficult based upon what I've heard from professors about it as you have to keep your knowledge up to the standard of people who are doing the pure version of each discipline (you don't have to learn everything they do, but you will need to catch up on parts you've missed, e.g. you might do a module in 3rd year which assumes knowledge from a 2nd year module but you only did that subject in 1st year so you have to catch up some content in a fraction of a lecture rather than 3 or 4.) Have you thought about mechanical engineering? You can specialise in materials somewhat on that degree.
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    (Original post by Katy March)
    So I'm starting to look at universities at the moment to study materials science or general engineering.

    I really like the look of materials science and I'd say it's my definite favourite to study over engineering at the moment. However not many of the universities that I wanted to go to offer it but they do offer general engineering?

    I'm just looking for some advice on whether to choose the course or the uni?

    Thanks
    Hey! I am currently doing Materials Engineering at Loughborough, and I was in the same position. Definitely pick course over university (and we won an award for best student experience, so we are still pretty good).

    Besides Loughborough, you do have a couple of universities you could chose from
    -Oxbridge
    -Imperial
    -Manchester
    -Sheffield
    -Exeter
    -Swansea
    -QMUL
    -Birmingham

    If you have any questions about the course feel free to PM me!
 
 
 
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