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Course summary

Warwick's Polymer Science MSc covers core concepts of polymer synthesis, with focus on their physical/material properties and industry translation through dedicated business modules. This MSc is ideal for those looking for a career in polymers and materials processing. Warwick is highly ranked within UK league tables, and is 64th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023). Course overview The MSc in Polymer Science is designed to not only introduce you into polymer synthesis and characterisation, but also demonstrate that macro-scale properties span into the nano- and meso- scale. On this MSc course, you will have flexibility to choose from elective modules including business related modules from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). These modules will improve your knowledge in business whilst becoming an expert in polymer science. The course is ideal if you are looking for a career, not only in a manufacturing company working in the area of plastics, advanced functional materials, nano-materials, but also a PhD level study in this growing and exciting area of science. You can find out more about the Department of Chemistry by joining our webinar. Professor Dr Remzi Becer is the head of the MSc in Polymer Science. Please contact [email protected] with any specific Department of Chemistry questions, where our staff are available to discuss any queries.


Important Information Please note the Polymer Science MSc may change for 2023 entry. Changes to the course structure (including core modules) go through the University's rigorous academic processes. As changes are confirmed, we will update the course information on our webpages. It is therefore very important that you check the webpage for the latest information before you apply and prior to accepting an offer. Core modules

  • Polymer Synthesis
  • Physical Properties of Polymers and Nanocomposites
  • Colloid Science I and II
  • Polymers in the Real World
  • Polymer Laboratories
  • Chromatography and Separation Science
  • Group Research Project
  • Transferable Skills
  • 20-week research project
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Business Model Generation
  • Establishing a New Business
  • Business Innovation and Commercialisation for Researchers
  • Business Strategy and Strategic Management
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Advanced Polymer Synthesis
- X-ray and Neutron Techniques

Assessment method

Examined component (%): Taught modules are generally 75%. Assessed by coursework component (%): Taught modules are generally 25%; research projects are assessed by a variety of assessment methods.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Materials Science or a related subject. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band A - IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Warwick website for the tuition fees for postgraduate courses:
Polymer Science at University of Warwick - UCAS