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Master's courses

Explore our exciting and dynamic taught Master's courses

Our courses will help you to further your education and make an impact on your future career. Whether that lies in academic or industrial research, teaching, scientific communication or elsewhere, we have a range of courses to suit your needs and interests, including RSC accredited programmes.

Our MSc in Research lets you spend a year conducting full-time research in an area in which you wish to specialise.

You will be learning alongside some of the world’s top academics at a university that continues to commit to the best research infrastructure and facilities.

This course offers great flexibility, allowing you to plan your own studies.

  • Option to submit your own research proposal
  • Lab-based - independent study with no lectures
  • Opportunity to work closely with your supervisor and the research group
  • Self-guided study, one year in duration, with a thesis at the end

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If you are passionate about research in Chemistry there is also the option to continue onto a Ph.D.

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A significant part of all of our taught masters courses involves a research project (40%). You will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research projects and work with world-leading research groups to tackle important research problems.

These are our principle research areas at Warwick:

  • Analytical science and instrumentation
  • Polymer chemistry and science
  • Chemical biology
  • Interfaces and materials
  • Synthesis and catalysis
  • Theory and simulation


All graduate students, postdocs and other staff have dedicated space including state of the art laboratories and write-up areas. We have all the facilities you might need for world class research in chemistry. The Instrumental and workshop facilities are superb and our research facilities include:

  • Eight high-field NMR spectrometers
  • X-ray diffraction equipment
  • Chromatographic equipment
  • Lasers
  • High performance computers

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Find out more about the different funding routes, academic fees, and scholarships for our taught courses at postgraduate level.

10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

You can also find out about living costs at Warwick.

Read what past Warwick chemistry masters students have to say in our student testimonials

"From previous experience, I’d already decided that I’d like to specialise in polymer chemistry and for me the Warwick polymer MSc content really stood out from all of the masters available. The course seemed to have been approached in a modern way, which enabled me to get a feel for current research being undertaken in this field at the time."

Annette Christie, Polymer Chemistry

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year.

We host bespoke postgraduate visits, where you can talk directly with the department and explore our campus through a personalised tour.