Polymer and Biopolymer
Overview of the programme
This course trains graduates with a chemistry background specifically for a career as a polymer or biopolymer scientist. The course content reflects the renewed global interest in sustainably-derived polymers which are in increasing demand in applications including food and beverages, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, personal care, paints and inks.
It is taught within the world-leading Centre for Water Soluble Polymers, by a research group with over 25 years of expertise in this area.
Water soluble polymers are widely used in a broad range of retail and industrial products because of their abilities e.g. to thicken and gel aqueous solutions and to stabilise dispersions and emulsions.
Our MSc Polymer and Biopolymer Science course will equip you with the knowledge to understand the behaviour of both naturally occurring and synthetic water soluble polymers at the molecular level, and how this influences their bulk behaviour. Lectures are reinforced and expanded by study of real-life polymer systems in the laboratory.