Entry requirements English language requirements: * IELTS 6.0 overall, with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading and not less than 5.0 in speaking and writing * TOEFL (computer-based test) 220 with not less than 4.0 on Essay Rating test Academic entry requirements: * Honours degree or equivalent in science related subjects such as computing, physics, mathematics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, textiles and graphic art. Industrial experience can be taken into account.
Colour Application Technology is a part-time, work-based programme designed for people working in the colour-using industry. It operates on a modular basis, allowing the programme to be tailored to meet the student’s needs, with each module involving a short residential course at the University of Leeds.
The Colour Application Technology MSc programme provides a thorough grounding in the chemistry and physics of the formulation and application of coloured materials, an understanding of methods of characterisation of coloured materials and the ability to use this knowledge to establish quality control procedures and production control tolerances with relevance to problem solving, research planning and result presentation.
36-60 months part-time
Department of Colour and Polymer Chemistry
The Department is unique in Europe, and Leeds is one of only two universities offering degree programmes in this subject. Although it has now been established for over a century, the Department has not lost its original character and it remains relatively small, with excellent staff-student relations and a friendly atmosphere. The Departmental society is run by students, and arranges many social events, lectures and visits.
The Department is recognized as one of the leading international colour chemistry research centres. Many research projects are supported by companies from outside the UK, including Japan, USA, Germany, Switzerland and France. This ensures that we have excellent modern analytical facilities and can offer students an applied chemistry programme that is very relevant to the modern industrial scene.
What you study
Students study 8 taught modules from 10 available: Advanced Colour Science, Advanced Polymer and Materials Science, Appearance, Measurement and Reproduction of Multi-Coloured Images, Dispersion Science and Technology, Dye and Pigment Properties and Applications, Experimental Design and Data Analysis, Instrumental Analysis and Characterisation of Materials, Optical Properties of Coloured Materials, Printing Ink Formulation and Application Processes, Surface Coatings Formulation and Application Processes. Students also complete a Research Project, carried out in their workplace with support and facilities available at the University.
How you study
Teaching is by a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical exercises, student presentations and essays, ensuring that practical and theoretical knowledge is firmly reinforced by laboratory exercises.