|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£20,470 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
BSc (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent in chemistry or a chemistry-related subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
The course is designed with industry in mind.
We have also partnered with Engineering Materials and Physics to encompass the breadth of modern polymer science and technology. You’ll become the kind of high-calibre polymer science graduate needed to develop new products and processes in a variety of industries.
Through a combination of theory and practice, we’ll teach you about polymer synthesis, physics, characterisation and the latest developments in polymer research.
When you design and conduct your own extended research project, you can look in more detail at the areas you’re most interested in and learn how to communicate your science to the chemical community.
Fundamental Polymer Chemistry
The Physics of Polymers
Biopolymers and Biomaterials
Polymer Characterisation and Analysis
Research and Presentation Skills and Polymer Laboratory Skills
Extended Research Project
Smart Polymers and Polymeric Materials
Polymers with Controlled Structures
Design and Manufacture of Composites
Polymer Fibre Composite Materials
Macromolecules at Interfaces and Structured Organic Films
Electronics and Photonics
Individual research projects
The optional modules in the second semester enable you to specialise in two specific areas of polymer science. You can also tailor your research project to your particular interests.
Written exams contribute 75 per cent towards your final grade 25 per cent continuous assessment, which might include essays on specialised topics or assessed workshops 15,000-word dissertation based on your research project
Your research project
This can be based in an academic group at the University, or in industry. If it’s industry-based, the topic is usually suggested by the company you’re working with. You may be expected to liaise closely with the company to organise your project.