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Polymer Science and Nanotechnology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Polymer Science Nanotechnology

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc programme is aimed at students with a materials or engineering background who want to work in the fast-expanding field of polymer science. You’ll work on a project with one of our internationally respected research teams and gain solid practical and theoretical skills to boost your chosen career trajectory.

  • Get involved in internationally leading research at a top UK university
  • Be taught by world-leading academics and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Work with our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)


School facilities include:

  • Confocal Laser Scanning and Super Resolution Microscopy Lab
  • Hip Wear Simulator
  • Mechanical Testing Facilities
  • NanoVision Centre
  • Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
  • Spectroscopy Facility
  • Thermal Analysis Facility

Career paths

You’ll leave this MSc as a very well-qualified graduate, with opportunities for employment both in many leading industries as well as in research.

Our Industrial Liaison Forum gives you a chance to network with our industrial partners and build your professional contacts.

Graduates from SEMS postgraduate programmes have gone onto a diverse range of job roles including:

  • Engineering Professionals – Civil, Design, Electrical, Mechanical
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Actuary
  • Management Consultant

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module is an intensive research module that spans all three MSc semesters. It draws together the knowledge and skills from the taught component to address a research challenge of significant scope to be undertaken independently, under supervision. It focuses on the technical, project management and communication skills needed to successfully execute academic- and/or industry-oriented research. The project entails to apply research methods to solve original problems of fundamental or applied nature.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Materials, Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline.