University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Analytical and Polymer Science (Taught)

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Course summary

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Warwick's Analytical and Polymer Science MSc is a unique course combining Warwick's world leading expertise in these two complimentary areas. The Chemistry Department, ranked 6th in the UK (REF 2014), has designed this course for those looking to undertake a PhD or career in analytical sciences. The fundamentals of polymer synthesis and properties will be introduced, but then special focus is placed on modern instrumentation and analytical methods used for polymer and materials characterisation. You will receive advanced knowledge from experts within academia and collaborating companies. Gaining hands-on experience in a variety of relevant techniques will enable you to work in any modern laboratory because the skills you acquire will be readily transferable between disciplines. You will also undertake a cutting-edge project with a world-leading research group. When you graduate, you will be well positioned to take up employment in research and development roles within a number of sectors, or to progress to PhD study.

Course details


Modules include: frontier instrumental techniques for molecular analytical science; chromatography and separation science; principles and techniques in quantitative and qualitative analysis; physical properties of macromolecules; polymer processing and nanocomposites; transferrable skills; fundamentals of polymerization; research project. Plus 1 from the following: group research project; team research project: real world analysis. Plus 2 elective modules from: molecular modelling; mass spectrometry; electrochemistry and sensors; magnetic resonance; advanced colloidal materials; polymers in the real world.

Assessment method

Based on the full-time, one year duration, the first 20 weeks are lecture-based, providing you with a diverse range of skills in analytical polymer science to complete a successful 20 week research project.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. English Language requirements Band A IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. Please check the University of Warwick website for most up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

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Analytical and Polymer Science at University of Warwick - UCAS