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Molecular Analytical Science - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

Analytical Science supports research and development in key industries and underpins many aspects of biological and clinical sciences, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, materials science and synthetic chemistry. This course offers expertise from international experts within academia and companies like Syngenta, AstraZeneca and Pfizer. It provides training in experimental and theoretical/ computational approaches with a view to finding creative solutions to real-world problems.

Emphasis is on collaborative research with our industrial partners and academic disciplines, and you will take two 10-week projects in different research teams. This will prepare you for either a research career or to take up further studies through a PhD.

Related Degrees:

Analytical and Polymer Science (MSc)

Analytical Sciences and Instrumentation (MSc)

Chemistry with Scientific Writing (MSc)

Polymer Chemistry (MSc)

Polymer Science (MSc)

Scientific Research and Communication (MSc)

Core Modules:

  • Techniques in Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Statistics for Data Analysis
  • Frontier Techniques for Analytical Science
  • Microscopy and Imaging
  • Introduction to Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computational Modelling
  • Team Research Project: Real World Analysis
  • Transferable Skills

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have

been offered:

  • Electrochemistry and Sensors
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Chromatography and Separation Science
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Molecular Modelling

For more information on this 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 range of skills in analytical sciences to complete successfully two 10-week research projects in different disciplines.

Contact Hours:

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

Class Sizes:

Class sizes range between 5 to 40 students, dependent on module: 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:

  • Analytics Developer
  • Teacher
  • PhD research fellow
  • Physical Scientist

Applicants will be invited to a Skype interview, for more information please visit this page.

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Essential information

Course Code



This course is only available as a part of 1+3 MSc+PhD programme.

Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 3 years

(September 2019 - September 2022)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or
equivalent) in a related subject, subject to interview.

Please note: this course is only available for applicants from the UK or EU.

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.