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MSc Chemistry with Scientific Writing (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

How to communicate science is a challenging topic; you may need to explain the structure of a leaf to a seven-year-old one day, and report the very latest research to the world via scientific journals the next. Both rely not only on subject knowledge but also the ability to effectively communicate often complex scientific concepts to others. This MSc aims to give you the English Language skills necessary to communicate science and to effectively apply these skills in a range of scenarios.

Compulsory Modules:

  • ET984: Scientific English language skills
  • CH934: Writing focused scientific articles and reports
  • CH933: Writing extended scientific articles and reports
  • CH935: Communicating science to different audiences
  • CH936-46: Research project
  • CH948: Warwick Interdisciplinary Science Transferable Skills Module

Optional Modules

  • CH915: Principles and Techniques in Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • CH921: Frontier Instrumental Techniques for Molecular Analytical Sciences
  • CH922: Microscopy and Imaging Optional
  • CH923: Statistics for Data Analysis
  • CH932: Introduction to Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • CH925: Computational Modelling
  • CH914: Electrochemistry and Sensors
  • CH916: Magnetic Resonance
  • CH908: Mass Spectrometry
  • CH911: Chromatography and Separation Science
  • CH926: Molecular Modelling
  • CH920: Introduction to cellular systems
  • CH402. Synthetic I (organic)
  • CH403. Synthetic II (metallo-organic)
  • CH967: Polymer Synthesis
  • CH969: Physical Properties of Polymers
  • CH970: Polymers in the Real World
  • CH971: Polymer Laboratories
  • CH974: Advanced Polymer Synthesis
  • CH975: Advanced Colloidal Materials
  • CH976: DST Module 1: Novel and Efficient Methods of Material Synthesis
  • CH977: DST Module 4: Theory and Modelling of Materials
  • CH978: DST Module 6: Surfaces, Interfaces and Coatings Optional
  • CH979: DST Module 7: Devices and Fabrication
  • CH980: DST Module 9: Applications of High Performance Materials
  • CH982: Polymer Processing and Nanocomposites 

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Students undertake 3 Scientific Writing modules (3 selected from the first 4 modules listed below) and 5 Chemistry modules from the list of MSc level provision given below. They conclude with a research project with significant emphasis on the writing of the thesis involving:

  • Approximately 4 weeks reading and then writing an introduction
  • Approximately 8 weeks engaged in laboratory work or equivalent
  • Approximately 8 weeks writing a thesis.

Each scientific module is usually between 50% and 80% examined and 20 -50% assessed; the scientific writing modules are 100% assessed; the research project is 100% assessed.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 3 years

Entry requirements

F2:i undergraduate degree in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

Warwick Business School

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £24,640

Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £12,320 

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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.