M.Sc. On Campus

Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals

University of Leeds

12 months
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On this Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals degree course from University of Leeds, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need for a career in a range of industries, including cosmetics, biomaterials, surface coatings and graphic arts.


As well as learning crucial research techniques, you’ll become proficient in the theory, application and analysis of polymers, fine chemicals and colorants.

By taking the Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals degree course from University of Leeds you will be introduced to a breadth of practical research and high-level academic skills in planning, experimentation and processes in synthesis and characterisation aspects. Optional modules will give you the chance to build up specialist knowledge in areas that align with your interests and career aspirations.

Alongside this, you will develop a range of key skills in problem solving, information technology and communication. On graduation, you’ll be prepared to either pursue a career in your chosen industry, or to continue your research as an academic.

Career opportunities

There is a range of employment opportunities in areas such as fine chemicals manufacture (e.g. colorants, cosmetics, food additives, healthcare products etc.), polymers and polymeric additives (e.g. high performance plastics, biopolymers, medical implants, drugs), colour applications (e.g. textile dyeing and printing, inks and coatings), with companies such as:

  • Unilever
  • Procter & Gamble
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Clariant
  • Archroma
  • Huntsman
  • L’Oreal
  • Abbott Laboratory
  • AkzoNobel
  • Sun Chemical
  • BASF

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Extended Research Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses
  • Advanced Colour Science
  • Synthesis and Application of Polymers
  • Colour Application Technology
  • Practical Skills and Instrumental Analysis
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Ceramics, Polymers and Composites

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

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or a related subject.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 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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