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Masters degrees in Polymers equip postgraduates with the skills to study, extract, and process both naturally-occurring and man-made molecular compounds for a range of domestic and industrial proposes.
Related postgraduate socialisms include Polymer and Biopolymer Science, Advanced Materials and Polymer Chemistry. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree such as Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Textiles.
Polymers are a huge part of our day-to-day lives, and essential for many of the products and services we use. Courses in Polymer Technology offer the opportunity to examine a broad range of polymers, their uses, and the processes for their extraction and development.
For example, you may undertake practical training such as laboratory work to assess the biological or chemical makeup of polymers. Alternatively, workshops might be provided on the means to process polymers for different uses, such as the production of silicone for cosmetic implants, or their uses in products such as homeware, paints and adhesives.
Careers in this field are highly varied due to the broad applications for polymers. You might wish to specialise in the production of consumer products such as toys and clothing. Or, you may branch into industries such as architecture, designing products like windows, skylights and insulation for different buildings.
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Materials Chemistry has emerged as an important sub-discipline within Chemistry. It cross-cuts the traditional organic/inorganic/physical boundaries of Chemistry and overlaps many disciplines from Engineering to the Biosciences. Read more
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. Read more
On this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need for a career in a range of industries, including cosmetics, biomaterials, surface coatings and graphic arts. Read more
Fully accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3). Graduates will have the underpinning knowledge for later professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Read more
On this course, you'll undertake a supervised, extensive study on a relevant subject within glasses, materials and polymers. In the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI), you'll benefit from expert tutelage, cutting-edge facilities and a supportive environment. Read more
Polymer materials such as plastics and textiles are an important part of our daily lives. It is therefore important that sustainable methods for recycling and new polymer materials with reduced climate and environmental impacts are developed and made available on the market. Read more
Polymer Science and Engineering is a fast-moving field with major impacts on the way we live. It allows us to develop ever more sophisticated materials to suit the needs of society and the planet. Read more
The Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) MSc course is a multidisciplinary program with the aim of giving students a rich understanding of the chemistry, properties, processing, characterisation and application of polymers. Read more
Polymer Science and Nanotechnology are extremely rapid growing fields in advanced materials and engineering. New techniques to produce nanometer sized particles and new functional polymers are being discovered every day. Read more
The Research Masters (MRes) programme in Materials Research is designed following guidelines provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Read more