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On this specialist course in polymer science and engineering, you'll learn how polymers are made and behave, how important polymer-based products are developed and how to use cutting-edge techniques to create new advanced materials.
At the start of this one-year course, you will study the fundamental science of how polymers are structured and synthesised, and how they behave. You will also learn about the techniques that chemists use to identify, characterise and analyse polymers. Laboratory training covers a range of polymer synthesis methods and analytical techniques including size-exclusion chromatography, viscosity analysis, and IR and NMR spectroscopy.
Other modules highlight how polymer chemistry overlaps with other areas of science, by focussing on concepts from
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For this course, we usually ask for a 2:1 BSc honours degree in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, materials or a related subject. We can also accept qualifications from other countries. You can find out which qualifications we accept from your country on the University's webpages for international students.
If you have not already studied in a country where English is the majority language, it is likely that you will need to have an English language qualification. We usually ask for:
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): Overall grade of 6.5 with 6 in each component.
Up-to-date fees can be found on the University of Sheffield's webpages for postgraduate students: Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.
University of Sheffield has grown in reputation and size to become one of the UK’s leading universities with a global reputation for teaching and research. As part of the UK Russell Group, the University is a premier-league, research-led institution with over 27,000 students including more than 7,000 international students from 143 countries and over 7,000 members of staff.Read more
"I chose this course because of its popularity among the scientific community worldwide. We can participate in the academics' research during the research project part of our dissertation. I would like to work in research and development in the polymers industry."
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