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2023/24 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:

COLO5055MCosmetic Science15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COLO5162MAdvanced Colour Science15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COLO5180MSynthesis and Application of Polymers15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COLO5371MPractical Skills and Instrumental Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
TEXT5216MResearch Project60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
TEXT5307MColour: Forecasting to Retails15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Students should choose two modules from the following options:

DESN5305MFashion Industry Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TEXT5310MHealthcare Materials and Products15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TEXT5311MDigital Design and Printing15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students should choose two modules from the following options:

FOOD5016MPhysical Aspects of Food10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5481MFood Quality Assurance and Control10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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: 22/05/2023 10:18:54


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