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Analytical and Polymer Science - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

The fundamentals of polymer synthesis and properties will be introduced, but then special focus is placed on modern instrumentation and analytical methods. You will receive advanced knowledge from experts within academia and collaborating companies.

Gaining hands-on experience in a variety of relevant techniques, will enable you to work in any modern laboratory because the skills you acquire will be readily transferable between disciplines. You will also undertake cutting-edge research with a world-leading company.

When you graduate, you will be well positioned to take up employment in research and development roles within a number of sectors, or to progress to PhD study.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Frontier Techniques in Analytical Science
  • Chromatography and Separation Science
  • Techniques in Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Physical Properties of Polymers and Nanocomposites
  • Transferrable Skills
  • Fundamentals of Polymerization

Optional Modules:

You will also study one of the following:

  • Group Research Project
  • Team Research Project: Real World Analysis

Plus two elective modules from:

  • Molecular Modelling
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Electrochemistry and Sensors
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Advanced Colloidal Materials
  • Polymers in the Real World

To find out more information about the course and modules, please visit this page.

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


Based on the full-time, one year duration, the first 25 weeks are lecture-based, providing you with a diverse range of skills in analytical polymer science to complete a successful 20-weeks research project.

Contact Hours:

You will receive 50 hours of directed tuition usually delivered in an intensive, fully immersive block.

Class Sizes:

Class sizes consists of 5 to 40 students, dependent on modules: some of which are shared across programmes.


Examined component (%): Taught modules are generally 50-75%

Assessed by coursework component (%): Taught modules are generally 25-50%; research projects are assessed by a variety of assessment methods..

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations in:

  • Academia
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical and Material Industry
  • Science Consultancy
  • Banking and Finance

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Software Developer
  • DNA Analyst

Applicants are invited to a Skype interview, for more details please visit this page.

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 3 years

(September 2019 - September 2022)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Opportunities include our Warwick Chemistry Overseas Taught Master’s Scholarships, which award a £4,000 bursary to the most academically gifted overseas students, based on excellence. There is no deadline for application but award is conditional on commencing the course. For more information click here.

Additional Course Costs

Laboratory coats, safety glasses and laboratory books should be purchased in the first instance, at a cost of approximately £50.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.