Taught course

Polymers for Advanced Technologies

University of Sheffield · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

You need a good honours degree or relevant experience in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, materials or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This specialist course in polymer science and engineering is our most applied masters – and it’s designed with industry in mind. You’ll learn how polymers are made, how they behave, how important products like polystyrene are constructed and how to use cutting-edge techniques to create new advanced materials.

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 highlight how polymer chemistry overlaps with other areas of science, by focusing on concepts from physics that explain polymers’ unique physical properties, and engineering principles to look at the effects that polymer microstructures have on polymer performance.

You will also take part in a research training programme and complete your own research project, which will take up around 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

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 9521