Ulster University
Advanced Composites and Polymers PgDip
Ulster University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This specialist programme has been designed to provide postgraduate education and training in advanced composites (such as those based on carbon fibre or aramid) and polymers, the course covers both the materials and their processing.

Driven by our internationally recognised research, the course draws upon expertise within the school in areas such as 3D woven preforms (for use in the aerospace and other transportation sectors), polymers, nanocomposites and technical textiles. The course team has a wealth of industrial experience built from collaborations with key companies including Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Airbus.

The course attracts both local and international full-time students together with part-time students from industry. Part-time students who are in full-time employment can obtain credit for work-based activity in the work-based learning modules.Upon successful completion of the programme students will be more employable, particularly within the industry. Another important opportunity for MSc graduates is to explore an academic and/or research career through a PhD programme such as those offered by the School of Engineering at Ulster which hosts the MSc programme.

Professional Recognition - Accredited by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

IMPORTANT: A number of courses will be transitioning to the Belfast Campus. The new campus is on schedule to open its doors and welcome students from September 2021. With the impact of COVID-19 prevailing into 2021, the University is working closely with contractors to mitigate any impact of the pandemic on the opening date.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Advanced Composites and Polymers, PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


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.

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About Ulster University

Ulster University is a publicly funded higher education institution located in Northern Ireland. The university owns and manages four main campuses: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee. Each campus hosts its own special facilities for the departments that occupy them, with some of the facilities between them including an award-winning Law Clinic, television and radio studios, Clinical Physiology suites, among many other well-equipped facilities.

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Advanced Composites and Polymers PgDip Ulster University - - - - - - Coleraine On campus Part-time
Advanced Composites and Polymers PgDip Ulster University - - - - - - Coleraine On campus Part-time