Taught course

Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals

University of Leeds · Department of Colour Science

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to meet the needs of the fine chemicals, cosmetics, biomaterial, polymers, surface coatings, graphic arts and colorant industries by producing graduates with advanced knowledge and research skills in colour science and in the theory, application and analysis of polymers, fine chemicals and colorants.

You’ll be introduced to a breadth of practical research and high-level academic skills in planning, experimentation and processes, in synthesis and characterisation aspects. Optional modules will also give you the chance to gain specialist knowledge in an area that suits your own interests and potential career plans.

You’ll also develop a range of generic skills such as problem solving, information technology and communication. Our graduates enjoy excellent employment opportunities both in industry and academia.

This course is highly valued by many of our industrial partners.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to course website.

Fees and funding

Four Departmental UK/EU scholarships and a number of awards for international students are available, for more information please see our school website.

The University also provides a number a different scholarships which can be views at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130536/funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations67
Written coursework / continuous assessment8
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Taught Postgraduate Admissions
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