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MSc in Polymer Chemistry (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

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

Compulsory Modules:

  • CH967 Fundamentals of Polymerization

  • CH974 Advanced Polymer Synthesis

  • CH969 Physical Properties of Polymers

  • CH975 Advanced Colloidal Materials

  • CH970 Polymers in the Real World

  • CH911 Chromatography and Separation Science Core

  • CH916 Magnetic Resonance

  • CH972 Group Research Project

  • CH948: Warwick Interdisciplinary Science Transferable Skills Module

  • CH962: Research Project

Optional Modules

  • CH915 Principles and Techniques in Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • CH926 Molecular Modelling
  • CH908 Mass Spectrometry
  • CH982 Polymer Processing and Nanocomposites

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Candidates for the MSc are required to take eight taught modules (7 core and 1 optional, totalling 80 CATS) and to carry out two research projects, Group Research Project (12 CATS) and Research Project (72 CATS). They also take the Warwick Interdisciplinary Science Transferable Skills Module CH948 (16 CATS).


Examined component (%): Taught modules are generally 75%

Assessed by coursework component (%): Taught modules are generally 25%; research projects are assessed by a variety of assessment methods


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 3 years

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

Warwick Business School

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £24,640

Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £12,320 

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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.