The Polymer Materials Chemistry study track covers the synthesis, methods of characterization as well as potential applications of polymeric materials.

Studies in polymer chemistry can be started by BSc level lecture course in Polymer Chemistry (KEK 226 Polymeerikemia, (5 cr) in Finnish). We offer also BSc level Research projects (Tutkimusharjoittelu) within the group followed by BSc thesis.

MSc students will be majoring from the Master’s Programme in Materials Research, MATRES (link). We also offer possibilities for exchange students at all levels - please contact the PI's depending on your interests.

The degree requirements for MATRES are shown below. For up-to-date information on teaching schedule visit Sisu-system.

Ad­vanced Stud­ies (100-120 cr)

Compulsory courses (45 cr)

MATR301 Introductory course to Materials Research (5 cr)

MATR302 Materials characterization (5 cr)

MATR364 Seminar in Materials Research (5 cr) (link to Polymer Materials Chemistry seminars)

MATR350 Master's thesis (30 cr)

MATR399 Maturity test (0 cr)

Personal study plan (included in the Introductory course to Materials Research)

Compulsory advanced courses in Polymer Materials Chemistry (35 cr)

MATR345 Basics of Polymer Chemistry (5 cr)

MATR346 Polymer Physics (5 cr)

MATR347 Synthesis of Polymers; Polymer Materials (5cr)

MATR348 Laboratory Practicum (5 cr)

MATR334 Research Project in Polymer Materials Chemistry (15 cr)

Optional courses in Polymer Materials Chemistry (20-40 cr)

MATR351 Rheology (5 cr)

MATR352 Light Scattering (5cr)

MATR353 Polymer characterization: Spectroscopy and thermal methods (5cr)

MATR354 Polymer Colloids (5 cr)

MATR355 Functional Polymers (5cr)

MATR356 Polymers in Medicine (5cr)

MATR357 Polyelectrolytes as Functional Materials (5cr)

MATR371 Wood Chemistry (5 cr)

Other studies (0-20 cr)

Other studies can include study modules or individual courses from other programmes as agreed in personal study plan. Also practical training and language studies can be included.