All our courses aim to give you:
In-depth technical knowledge and advanced expertise in your chosen materials field
Excellent analytical and research skills
Enhanced project planning and management capabilities and experience.
Honours degree or equivalent in materials, metallurgy, chemistry or a related engineering or science subject from an approved institution.
Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take a suitable test, e.g. IELTS minimum score 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each component); TOEFL minimum score 575, plus a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English, or minimum of 232 in the computer-based TOEFL.
MSc Polymers for Advanced Technologies
Polymers for Advanced Technologies - MSc
This course has a common core with the MSc (Eng) in Polymer and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering. If you wish to concentrate on more scientific aspects, you can take optional modules in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics and graduate from the Faculty of Science.
Modules common to all courses:
-Advanced laboratory techniques
-X-ray diffraction techniques
-Transferable computing and library skills
-Individual research project.
Lectures, laboratory practicals, problems classes, individual research project.
Most modules are assessed by written examination but there is some continuous assessment associated with specific modules. This may include essays on specialised topics or problems exercises. All students produce a 15,000-word dissertation based on their individual research project, which may be experimentally, theoretically or industrially based.
Industrially-based research topics are normally suggested by an industrial organisation, and may involve close co-operation with that organisation.