Taught course

Polymer Science and Technology

Loughborough University · Department of Materials

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a science or engineering subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Polymer science and technology is a fast moving field that has a major impact on the way we live. It allows us to develop ever more sophisticated materials to suit the needs of society and the planet.

Taught by a team of international experts, the Polymer Science and Technology programme covers the latest science and technology of plastics, rubbers and composites including aspects of nanotechnology and biomaterials. Lectures are supplemented by an extensive variety of laboratory exercises, spanning chemical and physical characterisation, and compounding and processing technology experiments on pilot-scale laboratory equipment.

Our Polymer Science and Technology (PST) programme has gained an international reputation as one of the most comprehensive and in-depth programmes specializing in this subject area. The lecture content will be taught by leading researches and industrial experts, whilst state-of-the-art processing and analytical equipment, including those within our new polymer processing laboratory (recently refurbished in a £4M development) and the world-leading Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre, will be available for laboratory classes and major projects.

Our Polymer Science and Technology programme has been designed to meet the requirements of industry and allow progression towards professional chartered status. It is fully accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining. (IOM3).

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all elements.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding information please look at our website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months


part time
16-32 months


part time
8-16 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
(0)1509 222527