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The masters programme in Polymer Materials Science and Engineering is a multi-disciplinary programme, which combines taught and research elements and examines in-depth the wide range of issues relating to structural and functional polymers. The programme prepares you for a career in industry or for an academic or research career via PhD.
The Polymer Materials Science and Engineering programme, offered in partnership with the School of Materials, is multi-disciplinary, spanning polymer physics, polymer chemistry, polymer materials science and polymer engineering. It provides you 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. It develops students with a mainstream general chemical background into professionals with a highly marketable mix of skills and knowledge.
The complete MSc programme is made up of taught course units and a five-month dissertation project (MSc) or six-week short project (Diploma). The taught course units are delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, and practical laboratory work. The course units cover a wide range of topical subject areas:
* Polymer Chemistry: Synthesis and Molecular Characterisation
* Polymer Processing: Structure and Properties
* Advanced Polymer Science,
* Design and Manufacturing.
You will be assessed by a combination of examinations, course work, and research dissertation; furthermore, you will complete an industrial case study which supports development of your transferable skills.
The standard academic entry requirement for PhD entry is normally an Upper Second UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science discipline.
Applicants for MSc or MPhil courses will be require a minimum of 2(ii) honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacy, biochemistry or other related disciplines.
English Language requirements
Students whose first degree has not been studied in English will normally have to reach a required standard in an International English language examination such as IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (570 PBT, 230 CBT) and may be required to attend a language course at the University Language Centre prior to entry.
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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
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