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MSc Programme

In year 1 of the 4 year programme, students will undertake a new, fully accredited MSc in Diamond Science and Technology at the University of Warwick. This course will also run as a stand-alone MSc for overseas and non CDT UK students.

This taught programme has been purpose-designed in collaboration with academic colleagues and industry to provide students with an inter-disciplinary skill set, allowing them to deal with any high performance, advanced material, in many different application areas. Although the MSc will primarily focus on DST, students will develop a broader understanding of competitor materials and technologies. The training is designed to produce highly skilled, cross-disciplinary, fast-thinking, innovative and creative graduates.


MSc Course Structure

The programme will begin with a pre-sessional week at Warwick during which social and networking sessions will be organised for the cohort. The formal focus will also be to help chemists, physicists, material scientists, engineers and scientists from related disciplines, speak the same scientific language. This will be achieved through workshops and small group interactions.

During the two teaching terms, a module leader, plus 2-3 academics or industrialists selected for their relevant expertise will deliver each two week module. Each module is worth 10 Credits (100 hrs student effort), which typically breaks down into:

25 hrs - taught lectures, seminars and problem classes
15 hrs - workshops or laboratories
60 hrs - independent and cohort work.

Several of the modules have been developed in close partnership with industry (e.g. Oxford Lasers, Renishaw, E6, De Beers) who will contribute to module delivery.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching and assessment styles will vary from module to module to best deliver and examine the training content.

Lectures, seminars and workshops will be reinforced with a significant practical component. This will make use of the substantial instrumentation and computational resources at Warwick. The facilities will also be supplemented by the loan of specialised equipment from collaborators. The practical aspects of the modules will enable students to gain essential hands-on experience, of a wide variety of techniques/instrumentation.

A mixture of oral and written examinations and assessments will be employed to ensure the students gain experience of team work, research paper and proposal writing, science communication and web page development.

Research Projects

The MSc will conclude with two mini-research projects based at different institutions, exposing the student to different research environments and significantly enhancing the student experience. The mini-projects will be linked thematically to the main PhD project.

How to Apply

Taught MSc + 3 yr PhD

If you are in interested in applying for the combined 1 Year Taught MSc + 3 year PhD in Diamond Science and Technology click here.

Taught MSc

If you are in interested in applying for the 1 Year Taught MSc in Diamond Science and Technology click here.

Professional Training

If you are in interested in taking individual modules, please download our brochure.

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