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

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

Compulsory Modules:

  • CH967 Fundamentals of Polymerization
  • CH969 Physical Properties of Polymers
  • CH975 Advanced Colloidal Materials
  • CH970 Polymers in the Real World
  • CH911 Chromatography and Separation Science Core
  • CH972 Group Research Project
  • CH948 Warwick Interdisciplinary Science Transferable Skills Module
  • CH962 Research Project

Optional Modules

  • CH982 Polymer Processing and Nanocomposites
  • CH915 Principles and Techniques in Quantiative and Qualitative Analysis
  • CH926 Molecular Modelling
  • WM022 Business Model Generation
  • ES956 Innovation
  • ES977 Business Strategy and Strategic Management
  • WM019 Establishing a New Business

* 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 (6 core and 2 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.