Glyndwr University

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Polymer and Biopolymer Science

Water soluble polymers are widely used in a broad range of retail and industrial products because of their abilities such as to thicken and gel aqueous solutions and to stabilise dispersions and emulsions. The course will equip you with the knowledge to understand the behaviour of both naturally occurring and synthetic water soluble polymers at the molecular level, and how this influences their bulk behaviour. Lectures are reinforced and expanded by study of real-life polymer systems in the laboratory.

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements will be an Honours degree with at least a 2.2 classification (or an equivalent qualification) in an appropriate chemistry discipline or relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced materials science; chemistry and technology of water soluble polymers; formulation science; polymer characterisation case study; research methods; structure and function of industrial biopolymers.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the taught modules is intended to allow the learner to demonstrate skills that cover the entire breadth of the programme aims, knowledge and understanding, key practical skills, intellectual skills in planning experiments/interpreting data and communication of information in writing and verbally. The research project is examined by a final dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wrexham Campus Wrexham LL11 2AW Wales

Key information

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