Taught course

Plastic Electronic Materials

Imperial College London · Department of Physics

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Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science or a related subject.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides a thorough foundation in the science and application of plastic electronic materials, offering practical training in diverse areas such as microscopy, device fabrication and molecular modelling.

The aim is to provide you with a thorough foundation in the science and application of plastic electronic materials. The course consists of a multidisciplinary research project and taught courses across physics, chemistry and materials science.

The Physics, Chemistry and Materials departments at the College participate in delivering this 12-month research course.

Participate in practical training workshops, offered alongside transferable skills courses and regular group discussion sessions.

You will be encouraged to attend regular research seminars given by the wider Centre for Plastic Electronics community, organised throughout the year. You will also have the chance to attend conferences targeting specialised areas, such as perovskite photovoltaics or bioelectronics.

The taught course runs between October and December, with examinations in February. Advanced and practical courses take place from January to February. Most of the research project work will take place after the exams, finishing in September.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronics

The Department of Physics leads a Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronics. This aims to train and prepare doctoral scientists to move directly into this exciting, fast-moving and interdisciplinary field.

Fees and funding

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The MRes is intended as a foundation course for a subsequent PhD. However, the MRes may be taken by itself by self funded students.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Creative work10
Dissertation70 (30000 words)

Course contact details

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