Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy: Working with schools

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Residential science courses for prospective Cambridge students

Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Headstart courses - for Year 12 students

Please note: applications need to made well in advance directly with Headstart at

Our Focus on Materials course introduces approximately 36 Year 12 students to the way in which materials science is taught at the University of Cambridge. The students spend time attending lectures and practical sessions during their four-day residential course. There are additional sessions covering other aspects of university life. This course has run annually since 2010 (except for 2013, when the Department moved to a new facility). We will no longer be running our general Physical Sciences course (which ran from 2004 until 2012).