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Polymer Materials Science and Engineering MSc

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Degree awarded
MSc; PG Diploma; PG Certificate
Duration
Full-time: 12-months; Part-time: up to 60-months
Entry requirements

MSc qualification:

You will need a UK 2.2 Honours degree in a Science, Engineering or Technology field, or equivalent International degree. 

If you do not meet the minimum requirements and / or have a mix of other postgraduate or professional qualifications and relevant work experience, then your application will be considered for the progressive entry route, which means that you will be registered for the Certificate or Diploma level and you will be assessed at the end of each level before you progress to the next stage.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
You can apply on-line for all of our postgraduate masters programmes. Complete details are available on our website at www.manchester.ac.uk/pgapplication    If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

Course options

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Course description

The masters course in Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, offered in partnership with the School of Chemistry, is multi-disciplinary: it provides Chemists, Materials Scientists and Engineers with a rich understanding of both traditional commodity plastics and speciality polymers with increasing applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields, and in electronics and nanotechnology. The full range of issues, from fundamental polymer science, through polymer processing, to manufacturing are all covered.

Open days

Our Open Days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the School, discover more about our courses and research, and find out what Manchester has to offer you. Please contact the School to find out when our next Open Day will be or to arrange a visit.

International students - if you are based overseas and can't make our Open Days, please visit the international section of our website to see if a member of our International Team will be visiting your country soon. 

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £19,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,500
    International students (per annum): £9,500
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: n/a (no intake from 2015/16)
    International students: n/a (no intake from 2015/16)
  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,000
    International students (per annum): £10,100
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,500
    International students (per annum): £5,050
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: n/a (no intake from 2015/16)
    International students: n/a (no intake from 2015/16)
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,000
    International students (per annum): £15,150
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,000
    International students (per annum): £7,575
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: n/a (no intake from 2015/16)
    International students: n/a (no intake from 2015/16)

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University's postgraduate Scholarships Scheme is aimed at self-funding students from the UK/EU holding an offer of a place on a master's course beginning in September 2014. Students should have or expect to achieve a First Class or 2.1 honours degree and will also be required to meet additional criteria - please see http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/pss/ for further information about the scheme and full eligibility criteria. The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2014.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 5777
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 306 3586
Email
Website
www.manchester.ac.uk/materials
Academic department overview
See: About Us

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