Throughout the programme, you will study modules covering concepts, information and techniques related to polymers, colorants and fine chemicals. You’ll also be introduced to topics from the research frontier, such as synthesis, formulation and application of advanced polymers, colorants, cosmetics, inks and coatings, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
The focal point of the course is your extended research project, which accounts for 50% of your final degree. Your supervisor will help you to select a project that is right for you, in an area that interests and motivates you.
This is your chance to pursue a topic that interests you and make your own contribution to science. The project will equip you with the independent research and critical thinking skills that you will draw on throughout your future career.
Some research projects will be closely linked with our partners in industry, helping you to make new connections and develop industrial experience that will benefit your employment prospects on graduation.
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals module descriptions for more detail on what you will study.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals MSc in the course catalogue
Extended Laboratory Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses
Advanced Colour Science
Synthesis and Application of Polymers
Colour Application Technology
Practical Skills and Instrumental Analysis
Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
Advanced Topics in Chemistry (10 Credits)
Physical Aspects of Food
Colloid and Dairy Science
Food Quality Assurance and Control
Learning and teaching
Teaching methods involve a combination of lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshops and contact with relevant industries. The final stage of study is an individual extended research project which is typically carried out within a research group and may also include external industrial involvement.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessment is based on course work, research project performance and written exams which take place at the end of the semester in which the module is taught.