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Postgraduate Opportunities

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Visiting Scientists

The Polymer Science Centre has an active Visiting Scientist Programme. In recent years the Polymer Science Center has hosted scientists from Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain and Thailand. In most cases if desired it is possible to arrange inexpensive University Accommodation. Support may be possible through an appropriate sponsored scheme. Interested scientists should make contact since it may be possible to put you in contact with a potential funding agency.

Postgraduate Training including the EU Marie Curie mobility programme

The Polymer Science Centre offers postgraduate training in both Polymer Physics and Polymer Chemistry together with Polymer Science in an integrated manner. Places for programmes of research leading to a Ph.D. are available in all highlighted areas. Studentships for UK and EC based graduates are usually available possibly in collaboration with an Industrial Organisation. Students from overseas are encouraged; recent students include those from China, Egypt, Iran,  Korea, Pakistan, Portugal, Taiwan and Thailand. Training at the Masters Level is possible through the M.Sc course in Research.


The Polymer Science Centre has strong interactions with both Industry and other Research Institutes. The Centre views these collaborations in a very positive manner and it welcomes enquiries across the broad range of its activities. The Senior Staff Members will be pleased to discuss in detail how the comprehensive nature of the expertise and experience at the Centre may be used in particular areas of Polymer Science. We welcome enquiries for collaborative research programmes and funding applications including EU Framework 7 Proposals.

Consultancy and Contract Work

The Polymer Science Centre is willing to discuss potential areas of contract work and consultancy. It can offer considerable expertise and wideranging test facilities embracing most areas of polymer science.


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