Taught course

Polymer Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Manchester · School of Materials

Entry requirements

You will need a UK 2.2 Honours degree in the following backgrounds; Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Engineering, Composite Materials and Engineering, Biofunctional Materials, Metallurgy and Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. We can consider Biomaterials, Material Physics and other backgrounds on a case by case basis. For more information please contact cor.admin@manchester.ac.uk.

A combination of educational and professional qualifications and industrial experience may also be approved for admission onto the programme. There is no specific entry requirement for registration for single units.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The masters course in Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, offered in partnership with the School of Chemistry, is multi-disciplinary: it provides Chemists, Materials Scientists and Engineers with a rich understanding of both traditional commodity plastics and speciality polymers with increasing applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields, and in electronics and nanotechnology. The full range of issues, from fundamental polymer science, through polymer processing, to manufacturing are all covered.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to take and meet minimum requirements for the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (Internet based): speaking - 20, reading - 20, writing - 20, listening - 20, overall - 90). Please contact us if you have an alternative qualification and we will make an individual assessment.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Materials
+44 (0) 161 306 5777