Warwick's Polymer Science Msc covers core concepts of polymer synthesis, with focus on their physical/material properties and industry translation through dedicated business modules. This MSc is ideal for those looking for a career in polymers and materials processing.
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. On this MSc course, you will have flexibility to choose from elective modules including business related modules from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). These modules will improve your knowledge in business whilst becoming an expert in polymer science. The course is ideal if you are looking for a career, not only in a manufacturing company working in the area of plastics, advanced functional materials, nano-materials, but also a PhD level study in this growing and exciting area of science.
- Polymer Synthesis
- Physical Properties of Polymers and Nanocomposites
- Advanced Colloidal Materials
- Polymers in the Real World
- Polymer Laboratories
- Chromatography and Separation Science
- Group Research Project
- Transferable Skills
Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:
- Techniques in Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
- Business Model Generation
- Business Strategy and Strategic Management
- Establishing a New Business
- Mass Spectrometry
- Magnetic Resonance
The first 25 weeks are lecture-based, providing you with a diverse range of skills in analytical sciences to complete a successful 20-week research project.
You will receive 50 contact hours of directed tuition per module, usually delivered in an intensive, fully immersive block.
Class sizes range from 5 to 40 students, dependent on modules: some of which are shared across programmes.
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, Materials Science or a related subject
English Language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0
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.
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.