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  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: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) 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. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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

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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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