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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals

Programme code:MSC-COLO/PCFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Natalia Sergeeva Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or a related subject. A range of international equivalent qualifications is accepted.

English language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Chemistry

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemistry

Programme specification:

The programme will meet the needs of the polymer, colorant and fine chemical industries by producing graduates with advanced knowledge and research skills in colour science and in the theory, application and analysis of polymers, fine chemicals and colorants. The programme will generate well-trained, enthusiastic post-graduates having a breadth of practical and academic skills in this subject area at an advanced level.

Graduates will be able to plan experimentation and processes, be skilled in colour application, in synthesis, characterisation and evaluation aspects, and in communication. These skills will be supported by relevant up-to-date knowledge and critical understanding of the polymer, colorant and fine chemical industries and the current and potential future issues that these industries have to tackle.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM5502MExtended Research Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses90 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
COLO5162MAdvanced Colour Science15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COLO5180MSynthesis and Application of Polymers15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COLO5244MColour Application Technology30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
COLO5371MPractical Skills and Instrumental Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Students should choose 10 or 15 credits from the following options:

CAPE5715MMetals and Alloys15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5760MCeramics, Polymers and Composites15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3011Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (10 credits)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM5622MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (10 Credits)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD5016MPhysical Aspects of Food10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5115MColloid and Dairy Science10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5481MFood Quality Assurance and Control10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TEXT5307MColour: Forecasting to Retails15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TEXT5310MHealthcare Materials and Products15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates will need a minimum of 150 credits for award, with 135 being at the higher level 5M.

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Last updated: 05/07/2021 12:34:20


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