Information regarding our 2023/24 admissions cycle

Our 2023/24 postgraduate taught admissions cycle will open on Monday, 10 October. For most programmes, the application form will not open until this date.

MSc Polymer Materials Science and Engineering / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
Full-time: 12-months;
Entry requirements

You will need a UK 2.2 Honours degree or overseas equivalent in the following backgrounds; Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Engineering, Composite Materials and Engineering, Biofunctional Materials, Metallurgy and Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. We can consider Biomaterials, Material Physics and other backgrounds on a case by case basis.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online.

As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year. Due to the competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements. If we make you an offer, you will have 6 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted within 6 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate.

Stage 1: Application received by 28 October 2022 . Decision by 16 December 2022.

Stage 2: Application received by 6 January 2023 . Decision by 17 February 2023.

Stage 3: Application received by 3 March 2023 . Decision by 28 April 2023.

Stage 4: Application received by 5 May 2023 . Decision by 30 June 2023.

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be closed. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must demonstrate that they have met all the conditions of their offer by 31st July 2023.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course overview

  • Develop your skills and knowledge in the chemistry, physics, properties, characterisation and applications of polymeric materials.
  • Gain hands-on training through conducting an extended research project embedded in our world-leading research groups.
  • Develop valued research, team working, data analysis and communication skills.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK and among the top 30 in the world for Materials Science (QS World University Rankings 2021).
  • Accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £12,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £28,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

If you are a sponsored student please check the requirements of your sponsorship before registering on a course. If you require further information please contact the Department.

Contact details

Department
Department of Materials
Contact name
Admissions Office
Telephone
0161 543 4020
Email
Website
https://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk
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