Taught course

Polymer Chemistry

University of Sheffield · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, materials or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

On this specialist course in polymer science and engineering, learn how polymers are made and behave, how important polymer-based products are developed and how to use cutting-edge techniques to create new advanced materials. You'll develop specialist knowledge you can apply across many industries.

Course description

This specialist course in polymer science is designed to train and expose you to the most modern aspects of polymer science. This course is excellent preparation for a career in industry or continued academic studies at the forefront of polymer science.

Laboratory training covers a range of polymer synthesis methods and analytical techniques including size-exclusion chromatography, viscosity analysis, and IR and NMR spectroscopy. Other modules cover polymer design in a wide variety of industries, how polymer science can support sustainability, radical polymerisation, and biopolymers ranging from proteins and DNA to innovative drug delivery systems.

You will also take part in a research training programme and complete your own research project, which will take up a third of your course. Some students work on projects with an industry partner.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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