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MSc in Polymer Chemistry

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Why study Polymer Chemistry?

Do you have a keen interest in global issues like sustainability, renewable energy, and personalised healthcare? Supported by leading experts from academia and industry, this invaluable course explores the real-world application of polymers in state-of-the-art research laboratories. The MSc in Polymer Chemistry is an RSC accredited degree course that is designed to deliver a thorough knowledge and understanding into the fascinating world of polymer chemistry, tutored by our academics and industrial experts. You will be immersed in a research-lead environment where you can learn about the synthesis and characterisation of polymers and their physical properties. This MSc is ideal for those looking to undertake a PhD or follow a career in industrial polymer synthesis.

Course Structure

The course spans 1 year with the first 20 weeks being lecture-based, providing you with the knowledge you need to complete a 20 week research project in our world-class labs.

Term 1 and Term 2 (20 weeks):

  • Polymer Synthesis
  • Polymer Laboratories
  • Advanced Polymer Synthesis
  • Physical properties of Polymers and Nanocomposites
  • Advanced Colloid Materials
  • Polymers in the Real World
  • Chromatography and Separation Science
  • Transferable Skills
  • Group Research Project

Plus one elective module from:

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Magnetic Resonance

Research Project (20 weeks):
Immerse yourself in a real research project, supervised by our renowned academics.

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For more details about the course, please get in touch:

Email: chem-pgt at warwick dot ac dot uk

Phone: +44 (0) 24 765 24621

Skype: chempgtwarwick

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Essential Information

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Entry Requirements:
Lower second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject

English Language:

Location of Study:
Primarily at the University of Warwick but may include a placement at another location.

Course Fees:

Full time:
Home/EU: £9,010 per year
Overseas: £25,870

Part time:
Home/EU: £4,505 per year
Overseas: £12,935
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Application Information

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.