The University of Warwick
Polymer Chemistry MSc
The University of Warwick

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Warwick's Department of Chemistry has designed this MSc for students to explore the real-world application of polymers in state-of-the-art research laboratories. Polymer Chemistry will immerse you in a research-led environment, where you can learn about the synthesis and characterisation of polymers. Warwick is highly ranked within UK league tables, and is 64th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023).

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Course overview

Do you have a keen interest in global issues like sustainability, renewable energy, and personalised healthcare? Supported by leading experts from academia and industry, this invaluable course explores the real-world application of polymers in state-of-the-art research laboratories.

This Royal Society of Chemistry accredited degree course delivers a thorough knowledge and understanding of the world of polymer chemistry, taught by our academics and industrial experts. You will be immersed in a research-led environment where you can learn about the synthesis and characterisation of polymers as well as their physical properties.

This course is ideal if you are looking to undertake a PhD or an industrial career in the fields of polymer synthesis and soft materials.

You can find out more about the Department of Chemistry by joining our webinar.

This information is applicable for 2024 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply.

****Examined component (%):** Taught modules are generally 75%** **Assessed by coursework component (%):** Taught modules are generally 25%; research projects are assessed by a variety of assessment methods.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Arts
    • 7.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Business, Computer and Social Studies
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Faculty of Sciences excepting MORSE

We offer a variety of postgraduate funding options for study at the University of Warwick, from postgraduate loans, university scholarships, fee awards, to academic department bursaries. It's important that you apply for your postgraduate course first before you apply for a University of Warwick scholarship.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Polymer Chemistry, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Minimum requirements

2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

About The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick, often shortened to Warw, is a government funded research university situated on the outer limits of Coventry, England. With an eye on the future, Warw intends to establish itself by 2030 as one of the world’s exceptional universities, helping to transform the region, country and world for collective good by the application of research. The main campus is located between Coventry and Warwickshire on almost three square kilometres of leafy woodland.

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Student composition of The University of Warwick

undergraduates:
18235
postgraduates:
7835
Total:
26070
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