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About

Polymer science and technology 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.

Taught by a team of international experts, the Polymer Science and Technology programme covers the latest science and technology of plastics, rubbers and composites including aspects of nanotechnology and biomaterials. Lectures are supplemented by an extensive variety of laboratory exercises, spanning chemical and physical characterisation, and compounding and processing technology experiments on pilot-scale laboratory equipment.

The Polymer Science and Technology programme at Loughborough University has gained an international reputation as one of the most comprehensive and in-depth programmes specializing in this subject area. 

The lecture content will be taught by leading researches and industrial experts, whilst state-of-the-art processing and analytical equipment, including those within our new polymer processing laboratory (recently refurbished in a £4M development) and the world-leading Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre, will be available for laboratory classes and major projects.

What makes this programme different?

  • One of the most comprehensive courses of its kind
  • Taught by international experts
  • Fully accredited by IOM3

Accreditation

This programme is fully accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining. (IOM3).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Polymer Science 
  • Polymer Process Engineering 
  • Plastics and Composites Applications 
  • Polymer Properties 
  • Polymerisation and Polymer Blends 
  • Polymer Characterisation 
  • MSc Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Any applications or results submitted after this date will only be considered if there are still places on the programme or time to obtain a student visa.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 5 years.
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
    • The MSc degree comprises of 180 credits.
    • The PG Diploma comprises of 120 credits.
    • The PG Certificate comprises of 60 credits.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    92

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    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a science or engineering subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The fee stated is for a full-time student. Part-time students should divide the fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition.

Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

Alumni Bursary

Academic Excellence Scholarship

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