Research course

Polymer Science and Engineering

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Materials
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

For direct entry from your undergraduate degree, you will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. There are alternative routes to a PhD, through completion of other postgraduate qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our Polymer Science and Engineering research programmes have a long and esteemed history and today span a diverse range of themes and topics that have relevance to industrial needs worldwide.

Focus for polymer research

Our polymer research is closely integrated and encompasses the research of several members of academic staff, both individually and in collaboration. The research is built around fundamental studies of structure-property relationships for polymer materials of current and future importance.

Active areas of polymer research include:

Biopolymers

Coatings and Films

Composites

Deformation Micromechanics

  • Fibres
  • Multiphase Polymers
  • Polymer Colloids
  • Polymerisation
  • Polymer Processing
  • Responsive Polymers

Industry impact

Many of our polymer research projects are carried out in collaboration with industry and have important implications for the polymer materials sector.

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 (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE). Please contact us if you have an alternative qualification and we will make an individual assessment.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,260
International students
Standard £22,000, Low £23,000, High £25,000

You can apply for a range of scholarships and studentships - http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/studentships/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Materials
Email
pg-materials@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 3559