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Masters degrees in Polymer Chemistry provide advanced training in the analyses of macromolecular compounds and their synthesis (reactions / bonds).
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering.
You will explore the form and function of both natural and synthetic polymers at the molecular level, within various polymer systems (for example water soluble polymers). Training will be provided in different analytical techniques, including fluorescence spectroscopy (measuring light in a reaction) and laser diffraction.
Other practical training includes data collection and presentation, digital imaging, 3D modelling, and statistics. Research experience is usually refined through an individual project, often with links to industry. For example, you might research biopolymers such as human proteins or DNA, within a cancer lab.
Your experience could also lead to further research or careers within the production of food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care, paints and inks. As well as opportunities to be at the forefront of polymer manufacturing, roles could include consultancy for small businesses and policy-making within government agencies.
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Polymer chemists are specially trained to build complex molecules that do very specific jobs. They turn the building blocks of life into useful products for business, healthcare and society at large. Read more
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In the Department of Chemistry we offer a range of programmes that can be taken full or part time. Research projects can be carried out in virtually any area of chemistry as long as a suitable project and supervisor can be allocated, meaning you can specialise in your own specific area of interest. Read more
An MSc by Research is a Masters level course during which you carry out a research project in your specific area of interest working under the supervision of an academic member of staff alongside the rest of their research group. Find out more about the . Read more
This course will extend your existing knowledge to provide you with advanced chemical engineering and process technology skills for exciting and challenging careers in these process industries. Read more
Specialise in an area of Chemistry that will help you achieve your career goals and enhance your education with a taught masters degree from a world leading University.