The masters course in Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, offered in partnership with the School of Chemistry, is multi-disciplinary: it provides Chemists, Materials Scientists and Engineers with a rich understanding of both traditional commodity plastics and speciality polymers with increasing applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields, and in electronics and nanotechnology. The full range of issues, from fundamental polymer science, through polymer processing, to manufacturing are all covered.
Coursework and assessment
The taught part of the programme is based on discrete compulsory and optional taught course units.
Course unit details
Example of taught units on this course are:
Introduction to Materials Science
Advanced Research Methods
Principles of Polymers and Polymer Composites
Control and Design of Polymerisation Reactions
Polymer Physics and Physical Properties
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The majority of graduates of this programme go on to fill key posts as materials scientists, engineers, managers and consultants in academia, industry and research and development. Some advance to PhD programmes within the School.