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MSc (Eng)Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering

Tuition fee £20,470.00 per year
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Polymers and polymer composites are increasingly important in our everyday life and can be found everywhere around us.

At the same time, more and more high performance speciality polymers and polymer nanocomposites have been developed for advanced engineering, plastic electronics, and biomedical applications.

Bringing together expertise from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry, and further supported by the Polymer Centre, the UK’s largest single-university academic network in the field of polymers, this course will provide you with a thorough understanding of advanced topics on polymer and composite science and engineering.

You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and expertise in the areas of polymer and composite synthesis, manufacture, characterisation and testing.

The course is taught through lectures, tutorials, seminars and a dedicated laboratory-based practical module. Through group work and individual oral and written presentations you’ll develop a set of skills that will give you a solid foundation for the rest of your career.

Programme structure


There may be some changes to these modules before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department.

- Fundamental Polymer Chemistry
- Polymer Laboratory Course
- Polymer Fibre Composite Materials
- Includes Nanocomposites
- The Physics of Polymers
- Biopolymers and Biomaterials
- Polymer Characterisation and Analysis
- Polymer Materials Science and Engineering
- Includes Smart Polymers
- Design and Manufacture of Composites
- Research Project

Career opportunities

You’ll receive training in professional research methods and acquire skills of direct use to a range of employers in industry as well as PhD research roles in the Polymer Centre.

Graduate roles include:

- Senior Engineer at 3M Group
- Global Category Manager at Akzo Nobel
- PhD research student at Swinburne University
- Chemical Regulatory Specialist at Chemical and Regulatory Service
- Senior Researcher at Unilever

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States