|The course offers an advanced polymer and soft matter physics and physical chemistry study: rationale and methods. The aim is to teach students the basics of architecture of the polymer chains, basic aspects of the properties of polymer solutions, interactions and relationship with the chemical structure, including phase behavior. It also aims to provide perspective on the experimental scattering techniques, analysis and interpretation of data relating to the characterization of materials. An introduction to the theory of diffraction and instrumentation is offered. In addition, selected examples of polymeric materials with a view to developing the experience and knowledge of practical aspects will be presented.