University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Polymer Materials Science and Engineering

The course is offered in partnership with the School of Chemistry; it is multi-disciplinary: providing chemists, materials scientists and engineers with a rich understanding of both traditional commodity plastics and speciality polymers with increasing applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields, and in electronics and nanotechnology. The full range of issues, from fundamental polymer science, through polymer processing, to manufacturing are all covered.

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to achieve at least a UK 2.2 Honours degree in a Science, Engineering or Technology field. English language IELTS 6.5, with no sub-test less than 5.5, TOEFL 90 with no sub-test less than 20.

Course modules

Modules include: Surface Engineering and Materials Design, Control and Design of Polymerisations, Structure and Mechanical Properties of Polymers, Polymer Characterisation, Polymer Processing, Advanced Composite Materials, Technical Textiles.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

The School offers a number of Manchester Materials Masters (MMM) Scholarships each year to students on the MMM programmes; all scholarships are awarded based on the merit of the application, against the applications of other candidates and so it is advisable to apply early; UK/EU students: may be awarded a MMM Scholarship covering up to 100 per cent of the tuition fee; overseas students: students from a country outside of the EU have the opportunity to be awarded a part-tuition fee MMM Scholarship.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Materials - PGT
Telephone number: 
0161 306 3981