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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 programme is for those who have a materials or engineering background and want to develop your knowledge of the polymer materials sector. Taking into account the needs of the industry and the direction of the leading scientific achievements, we have designed an MSc course on Polymer Science and Nanotechnology. This course capitalises on research strengths that already exist within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, particularly within the area of polymers and composites. This course focuses on polymers synthesis and polymer composites and concludes with an independent research project related to these areas.

Our graduates work in research, development and consultancy positions within the engineering and materials industries for companies such as BAE Systems, Baxter, Atkins, JRI Orthopaedics. Upon graduation students will be able to develop new materials or design high technology products for a wide range of industries. The development and design of polymer components for those sectors that develop advanced lightweight materials for a wide range of applications, including the aerospace, medical and sports fields. Students will also be prepared to continue with research at PhD level upon successful completion of this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques - Core
Research Methods and Experimental Techniques in Engineering - Core
Nanocomposites - Core
Advanced Polymer Synthesis - Core
Research Project (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need an undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in Materials, Chemistry, or equivalent. Each application is individually assessed.