Polymer science and engineering is a fast-moving field that has a major impact on the way we live. It allows us to develop ever more sophisticated materials to suit the needs of society and the planet.
The programme has gained an international reputation as one of the most comprehensive and in-depth programmes specializing in this subject area. Taught by a team of international experts, the programme covers the latest science and engineering of plastics, rubbers and composites including aspects of nanotechnology, biomaterials, recycling and sustainability. Lectures are supplemented by an extensive variety of laboratory exercises, including those within our new polymer processing laboratory (recently refurbished in a £4M development) and the world-leading Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre.
The MSc Polymer Science and Engineering programme at the Loughborough University has been designed to meet the requirements of industry and allow progression towards professional chartered status(CEng). It is fully accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining. (IOM3).
What makes this programme different?
- One of the most comprehensive courses of its kind
- Taught by international experts
- Fully accredited by IOM3
Plastics and Polymers is a huge global industry sector and our graduates are highly sought after and work within roles including process and technology engineering, packaging, recycling and sustainability development, research, technical support and sales across a diverse range of companies.
Many of our master’s degree students continue their studies with us, joining our thriving community of PhD students engaged in materials projects of real-world significance.
Graduate destinationsRecent graduate destinations include:
- BEWG Environmental Group
- REC Solar Energy
- Morgan Advanced Materials
- Intel Corp.
The MSc Polymer Science and Engineering programme has been designed to meet the requirements of industry and allow progression towards professional chartered status(CEng). It is fully accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining. (IOM3).
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Polymer Science
- Polymer Process Engineering
- Plastics and Composites Applications
- Polymer Properties
- Polymerisation and Polymer Blends
- Polymer Characterisation
- MSc Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 95 other Masters in Materials Science & Engineering in United Kingdom
- An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a science or engineering subject.
International23500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
British Marshall Scholarships
- Awards are open to US citizens who are graduates of US universities, to undertake study in any subject leading to a degree at a UK university.
Dean’s Award for Enterprise Scholarship
- The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees, for UK, EU and international students with an inspiring business idea.
Loughborough Sports Scholarship
- To support the sporting and academic development of talented student athletes. The level of support varies by sport and performance level.
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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