M.Sc. Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (online study)

The University of Manchester

Tuition fee:
  • £ 3,750 / Module (EEA)
  • £ 3,750 / Module (International)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus Online
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
Intensity: Flexible
Duration part-time: 12 months
Part-time variant: Flexible
Structure: Fully structured
Student interaction: Online group works/assignments
Attendance: No Attendance, Regular mandatory meetings
Teacher support: Continuous support with feedback on request

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The masters course in Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, offered in partnership with the School of Chemistry, is multi-disciplinary: it provides Chemists, Materials Scientists and Engineers with a rich understanding of both traditional commodity plastics and speciality polymers with increasing applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields, and in electronics and nanotechnology. The full range of issues, from fundamental polymer science, through polymer processing, to manufacturing are all covered.

Contents

The full MSc programme is made up of six taught course units and a five month research project. The taught units are:

- Control and Design of Polymerisations

- Polymer Characterisation

- Structure and Mechanical Properties of Polymers

- Polymer Processing

- Surface Engineering and Materials Design

- Soft Matter and Nanotechnology (option)

- New Directions in Polymerisation (option)

- Technical Textiles (option)

Requirements

You will need a UK 2.2 Honours degree in a Science, Engineering or Technology field, or equivalent International degree.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements and / or have a mix of other postgraduate or professional qualifications and relevant work experience, then your application will be considered for the progressive entry route, which means that you will be registered for the Certificate or Diploma level and you will be assessed at the end of each level before you progress to the next stage.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 570

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

A good way for you to start exploring your masters funding options is to ask staff in your subject area for advice on how previous international students have financed their studies.

You should also contact the ministry of education or education department along with the British Council office in your own country. The location of your nearest British Council office can be found on the British Council website.

Before you start your search for funding you should consider the following:

Funding opportunities are very competitive and are generally given to students that have achieved outstanding academic results and submitted high-quality applications.

The application process for funding opportunities can start very early in the admissions cycle, so you should start looking for funding opportunities 12 to 18 months before you intend studying.

If you need a visa to study in the UK you will need to prove to the immigration officer that you are able to meet both the tuition and living costs which may take the form of bank account information and/or a letter confirming sponsorship.

Our funding opportunities database contains details of the major international student award schemes offered by the British government and other organisations, as well as a number of awards offered by the University and its Faculties and Schools.

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In addition, funded studentships attached to specific research projects are advertised in more detail on academic School websites. Some of these studentships are not available to international students, and you should check your eligibility before making an application.

Alumni Loyalty Bursary Scheme (Humanities)

If you are an undergraduate here and plan to start a masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities in September 2015, you may be eligible for this bursary.

* Alumni Loyalty Bursary

Equity and Merit Scholarships

Equity and Merit Scholarships aim to assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the worlds poorest countries.

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International students play a huge part at The University of Manchester our student population hails from 154 countries.

Choose Manchester and youll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career. With an award-winning careers service and courses built with your employability in mind, its no surprise that 91% of our graduates go straight into jobs or further study.

Were part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and our research and teaching quality is recognised across the globe, but our support for international students is just as important to us. Well help you at all stages, from before you apply to when you arrive and youll be supported at all times while youre here.

In addition, the welcoming, accessible and multicultural environment that is the city of Manchester provides the ideal base for your time studying in the UK.

Well give you an experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of achievement.

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