Msc in Polymer Science and Technology 2016 Watch

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As I said in a previous thread, I am planning to do a MSc in Materials Science, but I am interested mainly in polymers, so I would like to acquire deeper knowledge in this field. I saw that these universities have a specific MSc in Polymers:

1. Loughborough
2. Manchester
3. Warwick (more focused on chemical aspects)

Do you know them? Which one is better for this field?

In your opinion, a specialization in polymers can give me good job prospects or it is too specific? Do you know if polymer sector is demanded in UK?
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(Original post by kundalini82)
As I said in a previous thread, I am planning to do a MSc in Materials Science, but I am interested mainly in polymers, so I would like to acquire deeper knowledge in this field. I saw that these universities have a specific MSc in Polymers:

1. Loughborough
2. Manchester
3. Warwick (more focused on chemical aspects)

Do you know them? Which one is better for this field?

In your opinion, a specialization in polymers can give me good job prospects or it is too specific? Do you know if polymer sector is demanded in UK?
Hi kundalini82

There are plenty of good jobs for a graduate with a polymer specialisation, as a general rule the further down the supply chain you go the more general your knowledge needs to be. The earlier in the supply chain you are then your knowledge will need to be more fundamental science based. A good Polymer MSc graduate would be comfortable at both ends!

For jobs further down the supply chain a polymer graduate would probably be incompetition with materials graduates who were also interested in these careers.

As for making a choice between the two types of MSc Programmes. Ultimately I would advise you go with the subject that you love and interests you most, at Loughborough the Polymer programme is recognised as a world class programme and attracts students from all over the globe and really does focus on every aspect of Polymers. Our Materials Science and Technology programme does give some coverage of polymers, but is more general and perhaps is more suited to students targeting engineering, it gives more coverage of metallurgy, ceramics, characterisation, surface engineering, etc.

There is also demand for UK students who want to progress into research and often funding is available for PhD’s in the polymer area following a Polymer MSc.
If you need any more info let us know, you can call/email our Schools Project Manager, Martin White on +44(01509 228592 [email protected] or look at our website.

I hope this helps

Becky
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Thank you Becky
Very kind to give me this information
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