This 12 month course is divided into three semesters. The first semester focusses on giving you essential knowledge of polymer synthesis, characterisation, chemistry and physics is developed through lectures, coursework and laboratory classes. You will also get advanced training in how to find scientific information, plan a project and communicate.
In the second semester, you can choose from a range of lecture modules based on the latest developments in polymer science. You will also start work on your extended research project, which will run until the end of your degree. Working in one of our state-of-the-art lab with expert researchers, you will manage your own project, and develop important skills such as time management, complex data analysis, and oral and written communication. At the end, you will produce a thesis and give an oral presentation to the department, before graduating with a great example of lab work for your CV.
This MSc course is designed for graduates with a background in chemistry or a related subject, who want to specialise in cutting-edge polymer science, who are wishing to specialise in polymer science.