Warwick Doctoral Training Centre in Polymer Science is hosted in the Department of Chemistry and brings together the extensive expertise at Warwick in Polymer Chemistry, Nanocomposite Research, Polymer Physics and Polymer Characterisation. The DTC is managed by Professor David Haddleton (Chemistry), Professor Tony McNally (WMG Nanocomposites), Professor Robin Ball (Physics) and Professor Stefan Bon (Chemistry and Director of The Polymer Club)
We offer PhD and MSc level training in all areas of Polymer Science and all projects are co-sponsored by Industry and Business. Our focus is on training students in problem solving fully aligned with real world problems provided by our industrial sponsors. Areas are diverse ranging from automotive additives and components to healthcare/nanomedicine, agrochemicals and personal care products.
We offer up to 10 PhD studentships per year which cover tuition fees at EU rates and a stipend in line with EPSRC minimum (approx. £13K pa). PhD projects are for 3-4 years duration. Current projects are in collaboration with Syngenta, Unilever and Lubrizol. We have a number of International Scholarships available.
Polymer Science training is fully integrated within the PhD program and there is no requirement to carry out a pre MSc year prior to starting your PhD.
We offer a number of MSc by research studentships per year which cover tuition fees at EU rates for a 1 year duration. We have a number of International Scholarships available.
For Taught MSc opportunities please refer to the MSc pages in Chemistry
All Warwick academics can make use of our doctoral training centre and many projects are co-supervised across departments and sub-departments.
Warwick is a recognised leader in Polymer Science and has quite amazing infra-structure for you to complete your research and training. We currently work through the Warwick Polymer Club with many different companies and also collaborate widely across the world with much activity in Australia and China.
For Taught MSc opportunities please refer to our MSc pages and for PhD applications please go via these links and email the DTC director (Dave Haddleton firstname.lastname@example.org) with your questions.