University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Royal Society of Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry (Taught)

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Course summary

Warwick's Department of Chemistry has designed this MSc for students to explore the real-world application of polymers in state-of-the-art research laboratories. Polymer Chemistry will immerse you in a research-led environment, where you can learn about the synthesis and characterisation of polymers. Warwick is highly ranked within UK league tables, and is 64th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023). This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Course overview Do you have a keen interest in global issues like sustainability, renewable energy, and personalised healthcare? Supported by leading experts from academia and industry, this invaluable course explores the real-world application of polymers in state-of-the-art research laboratories. This Royal Society of Chemistry accredited degree course delivers a thorough knowledge and understanding of the world of polymer chemistry, taught by our academics and industrial experts. You will be immersed in a research-led environment where you can learn about the synthesis and characterisation of polymers as well as their physical properties. This course is ideal if you are looking to undertake a PhD or an industrial career in the fields of polymer synthesis and soft materials. You can find out more about the Department of Chemistry by joining our webinar. Professor Dr Remzi BecerLink is the head of the MSc in Polymer Chemistry. 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 Chemistry 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
  • Advanced Polymer Synthesis
  • Physical Properties of Polymers and Nanocomposites
  • Polymer Laboratories
  • Colloid Science I and II
  • Polymers in the Real World
  • 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:
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • X-ray and Neutron Techniques
  • Physical Properties of Polymers and Nanocomposites
- Techniques in Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

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 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.

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