This MSc will help you to build your subject knowledge of Chemistry while also enhancing your ability to communicate science, with a focus on writing for scientific publication or communication in the media.
You will gain a Master’s level education in technical chemistry modules and develop key research skills by completing a research project in one of our world-class research groups, using state-of-the-art equipment.
By the end of the course you will have advanced chemical knowledge and the skills to prepare you for a career in research, scientific writing, science education or science communication.
- Writing focused scientific articles and reports
- Writing extended scientific articles and reports
- Transferable Skills
For more information on core modules, visit this page.
Choose from one of the following options:
- Scientific English language skills
- Communicating Science to different audiences
Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:
- Frontier Techniques for Molecular Analytical Sciences
- Microscopy and Imaging
- Electrochemistry and Sensors
- Chromatography and Separation Science
- Synthetic Chemistry options
- Electrochemistry and Nanotechnology
- Advanced Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
- Polymer Synthesis
- Advanced Colloidal Materials
For more information on the opitional 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 23 weeks are lecture-based, providing you with a diverse range of skills in analytical sciences to complete a successful 24-week research project.
You will receive 50 hours of directed tuition per module, usually delivered in an intensive, fully immersive block.
Class sizes range from 5 to 40 students, dependent on modules: some of which are shared across programmes.
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.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations in:
- Chemical and Material Industry
- Science Consultancy
- Banking and Finance
They have progressed into roles such as:
- PhD Research Fellow
- Chemistry Analyst
- Research Laboratory Support
Applicants invited to a Skype interview, for information please visit this page.
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Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 3 years
(September 2019 - September 2022)
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a science subject
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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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.