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
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:
Coatings and Films
- Multiphase Polymers
- Polymer Colloids
- Polymer Processing
- Responsive Polymers
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
You can apply for a range of scholarships and studentships - http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/studentships/
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- School of Materials
- +44 (0)161 306 3559