University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering

We work with the University�s Polymer Centre to bring you this interdisciplinary course. The centre gives you access to a wide range of facilities and expertise. And it gives you more options: you can specialise in chemistry, physics or engineering with polymeric materials. This project gives you the chance to apply what you have learned. It also provides the basis for your dissertation. Graduates work in research and development in the chemical and polymer industry.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in materials, metallurgy, chemistry or a related engineering subject from an approved institution. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: fundamental polymer chemistry; biopolymers and biomaterials; polymer characterisation and analysis; polymer laboratory course; the physics of polymers; polymer materials science and engineering. Optional modules: design and manufacture of composites; smart polymers and polymeric materials; macromolecules at interfaces and structured organic films; molecular electronics and photonics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 10,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 18,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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