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Polymer Chemistry (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-F1PK
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 or 3 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Warwick's Chemistry Department have designed this MSc for students to explore the real-world application of polymers in state-of-the-art research laboratories. Polymer Chemistry will immerse you in a research-led environment, where you can learn about the synthesis and characterisation of polymers.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of 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. This Royal Society of Chemistry accredited degree course delivers a thorough knowledge and understanding of the world of polymer chemistry, taught by our academics and industrial experts. You will be immersed in a research-led environment where you can learn about the synthesis and characterisation of polymers as well as their physical properties. This course is ideal if you are looking to undertake a PhD or an industrial career in the fields of polymer synthesis and soft materials.

You can find out more about the Department of Chemistry by joining our Webinars.


Core Modules

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

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Magnetic Resonance

Teaching

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 Transferable Skills Module (16 CATS).

Contact Hours

You will receive 50 hours of directed tuition per module, usually delivered in an intensive, fully immersive block.

Class Sizes

Class sizes range from 5 to 40 students, dependent on module: some of which are shared across programmes.

Assessment

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.


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

English Language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Scholarships

There are several Chemistry funding opportunities for both UK and International students, including our Warwick Chemistry Overseas Taught Masters Scholarships and Coventry Regional Scholarship. Please see our department website for more details.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations in: academia; pharmaceuticals; chemical and material industry; science consultancy; banking and finance.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Science
  • Career Options with Chemistry
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • MSc lunchtime careers presentations
  • PhD Transferable Skills careers decision making session
  • Finding experience to boost your CV for Chemistry students
  • SME Careers Events – e.g. British Coatings Federation Careers Evening
  • Career Options with Chemistry Presentation and Networking Evening

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.