Taught course

Polymer Science and Engineering

Loughborough University · Department of Materials

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a science or engineering subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Polymer Science and Engineering is a fast-moving field with major impacts on the way we live. It allows us to develop ever more sophisticated materials to suit the needs of society and the planet.

Our MSc Polymer Science and Engineering has gained an international reputation as one of the most comprehensive and in-depth programmes specialising in this subject area. Taught by a team of international experts, this programme will give you a rich understanding of the chemistry, properties, processing, characterisation and application of polymers.

With a focus on the underlying structures and properties of polymers, related to their utilisation in traditional and emerging industrial applications, this multidisciplinary programme covers the latest science and technology of polymer materials, including aspects of nanotechnology and biomaterials.

Helping you reach the cutting-edge of polymer research, this course is underpinned by state-of-the-art equipment, including those within our unique polymer processing plant and polymer synthesis laboratory, our world-leading Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC) and £17 million STEMLab facility.

Information for international students

See our website for information for international students.

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

See our website for further information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    16-32 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    8-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223154