M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Polymer Science and Engineering

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Advanced Polymer Science and Engineering MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London is aimed at students with a materials or engineering background who want to work in the fast-expanding field of polymer science. You’ll work on a project with one of our internationally respected research teams and gain solid practical and theoretical skills to boost your chosen career trajectory.


What you'll study

This Advanced Polymer Science and Engineering MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London capitalises on the School of Engineering and Materials Science’s research strengths in the innovative area of polymers and composites. You’ll be immersed in our research culture, joining one of our research teams to complete an independent research project related to these areas.

Your modules will prepare you for your research project, while also increasing your knowledge of the structure and behaviours of different polymer materials. You will also cover topics in nanocomposites and nanotechnology and nanomedicine. You’ll also learn how to decide what materials are most suitable for the design of different products and how to take the environmental impact of these materials into account. 

Not only is this MSc’s curriculum closely aligned to current industry needs, you can gain significant practical experience in our world-class processing facilities, including the NanoVision Centre for Advanced Microscopy, which combines high resolution imaging with structural, chemical and mechanical analysis.

Nanoforce Technology Ltd is a wholly-owned Queen Mary subsidiary devoted to nanomaterials research for exploitation by industry. It houses facilities such as spark-plasma sintering for the development of nanoceramics and dedicated equipment for the production of polymer nanocomposites.


  • Six compulsory modules
  • Research project

Career paths

You’ll leave this MSc as a very well-qualified graduate, with opportunities for employment both in many leading industries as well as in research.

Our Industrial Liaison Forum gives you a chance to network with our industrial partners and build your professional contacts. 

Graduates from SEMS postgraduate programmes have gone onto a diverse range of job roles including:

  • Engineering Professionals – Civil, Design, Electrical, Mechanical
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Actuary
  • Management Consultant

SEMS graduates have skills that are sought after by a wide range of industries, employers include:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Toyota
  • NHS
  • Axxon

Programme Structure

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Extended Research Project
  • Advanced Nanocomposites
  • Environmental Properties of Materials
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Advanced Polymer Synthesis
  • Polymer Physics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Materials, Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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