Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Polymer Science and Technology

This programme provides professional training in polymer science and technology for graduates of science, engineering and technology subjects. Core study areas include polymer science, polymer process engineering, plastics and composites applications, polymer properties, polymer characterisation, polymerisation and polymer blends, plastics processing technology and a project. Optional study areas include plastics processing technology, rubber compounding and processing, adhesive bonding, and sustainable use of materials.

Entry requirements

Normally an Upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree or equivalent in a science or engineering subject. Applicants with a Lower 2nd Class degree will be considered.

Course modules

PgDip

Full time modules, core modules: polymer science (sl); polymer process engineering (sl); plastics and composites applications (sl); polymer properties (sl); polymer characterisation (ow); polymerisation and polymer blends (sl); MSc project. Optional modules: plastics processing technology (ow); rubber compounding and processing (ow); adhesive bonding (ow). Part time modules, core modules: polymer science (dl); plastics and composites applications (dl); polymer properties (dl); polymer characterisation (ow); polymerisation and polymer blends (dl); plastics processing technology (ow); MSc project, optional modules: rubber compounding and processing (ow or dl); adhesive bonding (ow); sustainable use of materials (ow or dl). Alternative modules: design with engineering materials (dl); polymer process engineering (sl); materials modelling (sl).

MSc

Full time modules, core modules: polymer science (sl); polymer process engineering (sl); plastics and composites applications (sl); polymer properties (sl); polymer characterisation (ow); polymerisation and polymer blends (sl); MSc project. Optional modules: biomaterials (sl); rubber compounding and processing (ow); adhesive bonding (ow). Part time modules, core modules: polymer science (dl); plastics and composites applications (dl); polymer properties (dl); polymer characterisation (ow); polymerisation and polymer blends (dl); plastics processing technology (ow); MSc project, optional modules: rubber compounding and processing (ow or dl); adhesive bonding (ow); sustainable use of materials (ow or dl). Alternative modules: design with engineering materials (dl); polymer process engineering (sl); materials modelling (sl).

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of written examination, set coursework exercises and laboratory reports. The project is assessed by a dissertation, literature review and oral presentation.

Sponsorship information

Limited number of EPSRC studentships; European Social Fund.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496