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MSc in Polymer Science

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Why Polymer Science?

A 1 year master course covering core concepts of polymer synthesis, but with addition focus on their physical/material properties and industry translation through dedicated business modules.

The MSc in Polymer Science is designed to not only introduce you into polymer synthesis and characterisation, but also demonstrate that macro-scale properties span into the nano and meso scale. You will interact with academics across several departments. There is also the option of taking a business module to prepare you for a career in industry. This MSc is ideal for those looking for a career in polymers and materials processing as well as a route to a PhD.

Course Structure

The course spans 1 year, with the first 20 weeks being lecture-based, providing you with the skills needed to complete a successful 20 week research project.

Terms 1 and 2 (20 weeks):

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

Plus two elective modules from:

  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Business Model Generation
  • Innovation
  • Business Strategy and Strategic Management
  • Establishing a New Business

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 degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Materials Science 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.