24 months
26200 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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At University of Sheffield, we bring together expertise from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry to teach you advanced topics on Polymers and Composites science and engineering.  

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Polymers and polymer composites are increasingly important in our everyday life and can be found all around us. 

We offer a master degree in Polymers and Composites at University of Sheffield . Recent advances include biodegradable plastics, 3D printing, plastic electronics, high-performance aerospace applications and many more.

Key Features  

  • Bringing together expertise from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry, and further supported by the Polymer Centre, the UK’s largest single-university academic network in the field of polymers, this course will provide you with a thorough understanding of advanced topics on polymer and composite science and engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental Polymer Chemistry

  • Polymer Laboratory Course

  • Polymer Fibre Composite Materials

  • Includes Nanocomposites

  • The Physics of Polymers 

  • Biopolymers and Biomaterials

  • Polymer Characterisation and Analysis

  • Polymer Materials Science and Engineering

  • Includes Smart Polymers

  • Design and Manufacture of Composites

  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject. Some background in polymers or composites is desired. 
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26200 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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