This module is cotaught with the undergraduate MChem course CH404: Synthetic Chemistry III (Macromol) and consists of 10 lectures between October and December. Two lecturers will deliver the content an you will have an extended workshop with each lecturer (just Polymer MSc students) to discuss recent literature in the area. The assessed work component will be to write an essay detailing literature advances by an assigned author relating to the content of the lectures.
This module is designed to present and develop awareness of the most recent and advanced techniques in polymer synthesis including advanced techniques, catalysts and polymer modification. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate critically selected current research in this area. The course is designed to allow students to be original in the application of their knowledge to the solution of, research-based problems and will be achieved by a range of teaching methods including directed reading and set exercises.