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Analytical Sciences and Instrumentation - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Delivered by internationally leading experts from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Engineering and Life Sciences as well as from our industrial partners, this course enables you to gain hands-on practical experience with a range of equipment relevant to each discipline. This will enable you to work in any modern laboratory and give you an excellent opportunity to start your career in the field of analytical sciences.

You will have the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge research with a world-leading group/ company and will be positioned to take up employment in research/development roles within a number of sectors, or to take up a PhD.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Chromatography & Separation Science
  • Team Research Project: Real World Analysis
  • Electrochemistry & Sensors
  • Techniques in Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Frontier Techniques in Analytical Science
  • Microscopy & Imaging
  • Statistics for Data Analysis
  • Transferable Skills

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

  • Introduction to Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Modelling

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.


The first 25 weeks are lecture-based, providing you with a diverse toolbox in analytical polymer science to complete a successful 20-week research project.

Contact Hours:

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

Class Sizes:

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


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

Assessed by coursework component (%): Taught modules are generally 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:

  • QC Analyst
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Chromatography Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Software Developer
  • DNA Analyst

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

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

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.