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Polymer Science, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
In 1999 the University of Potsdam and three of the Berlin universities (Free University, Humboldt University, and Technical University) decided to do justice to the growing importance of polymers in science and daily life and have launched a joint English-language, interdisciplinary, and research-oriented Master’s degree program in Polymer Science. 

About

Science and industry today have a very broad range of demands. To meet these requirements, the Master’s Program Polymer Science offers you interdisciplinary training in chemistry, physics, and material science. These different subjects are offered by instructors at the four participating universities (University of Potsdam, Free University Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, and Technical University Berlin) so that you can develop a sufficiently deep understanding of the individual subject areas.

Laboratory internships allow you to explore a number of current research topics. The physical, chemical, and technical foundations are taught using examples from polymer research.

The Master’s Program in Polymer Science is research-oriented and taught entirely in English. You will acquire the skills needed to apply scientific methods and findings to produce and interpret research results, and you will learn how to communicate these results to others. Apart from this general qualification that is necessary for all areas of polymer science, this program offers you the opportunity to specialize in one of the subject areas of polymer physics, chemistry, or technology, thus sufficiently covering the variety of scientific and economic activities in this area.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Introduction to Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Advanced Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory
  • Polymer Characterization
  • Introduction to Polymer Theory
  • Polymerization Technology
  • Polymer Processing and Surface Science of Polymers
  • Functional Polymers and Colloids
  • Physical and Technical Applications of Polymers
  • Colloids and Biopolymers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted year-round by the Free University Berlin
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    510

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Potsdam

  • 690 - 1050 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Information about scholarships and application materials can be found at the respective foundations. At the University of Potsdam, there are advisory services offered by the Division for Planning, Statistics, Research Affairs and Organization, the Central Student Advisory Service, the International Office, and the liaison lecturers. We recommend that you contact students who are currently receiving funding, perhaps via the liaison lecturers.

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