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Information for new students

Recommended reading

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If any new students who are due to start at Warwick in Sept 2018 are interested in sharing a flat/house, and are looking for a flat mate, please contact and we will put you in touch.

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Induction Week

The pre-sessional course will start on Monday 24th September 2018 at 9am (top floor Senate House). All new students must attend. The week takes place jointly with all Chemistry PGT students.

Draft Induction Week Programme


You will be provided with a department laptop during induction week for use during your MSc. The laptops will contain software necessary for your MSc course. You will be expected to look after your laptop and hand it back at the end of the year in good condition.

Labcoats and safetly glasses will be provided during the first week of term.

Recommended Reading

We recommend that you endeavour to brush up on areas that were not a substantial part of your first degree (e.g. Chemists may wish to revise A-level Maths, and Mathematicians will benefit from revising A-level Chemistry; some books that may help with this are listed under "optional reading"). If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Copies of the following books will be available from the department on your arrival. These books need to be returned at the end of the MSc year:

Principles of Instrumental Analysis (6th International Edition) by Crouch Holler Skoog

Mathematics for Multidisciplinary Masters by Hugo van den Berg. Mathematics Exercise book - refer in particular to chapters 1,2 and 3.

Core Maths by L. Bostock and F.S. Chandler. Refer to material from "Core Maths for Advanced Level" as needed; any chapter that has the words "Differentiation" or "Integration" in its title is particularly relevant.

Chemistry by Chang. Start with chapters 3, 4, 5, 9, 13, 14. Refer to material elsewhere in the book as needed in order to grasp the core ideas in the chapters listed.

Optional reading

Especially recommended for students with a background other than Chemistry:

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry by Stanley Crouch (Author), Douglas A. Skoog (Author), Donald M. West (Author) F.James Holler

Mathematics for Biological Scientists by Mike Aitken, Bill Broadhurst and Steve Hladky (Garland Science)


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