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Scientific Research and Communication - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

Do you want to become an expert in communicating scientific concepts? Whether you are preparing for a career in scientific writing, education or communication, this course is the one for you. You will choose from over 50 modules and tailor the course to your specific scientific skills and interests. You will enhance your communication and English Language skills, learning to convey advanced technical scientific concepts for journals, classrooms, or the media.

You will also undertake a bespoke research project, gaining research experience using our state-of-the-art equipment in an interdisciplinary environment. You will gain advanced knowledge in your chosen fields and learn to communicate with a range of audiences.

Related Degrees:

Analytical and Polymer Science (MSc)

Analytical Sciences and Instrumentation (MSc)

Chemistry with Scientific Writing (MSc)

Molecular Analytical Science (MSc)

Polymer Chemistry (MSc)

Polymer Science (MSc)

Core Modules:

  • Writing focused scientific articles and reports
  • Writing extended scientific articles and reports
  • Research skills

Choose from one of the following:

  • Scientific English Language skills
  • Communicating Science to different audiences

Optional Modules:

Any level 7 modules from the Faculty of Science or WMS with permission of the course leader.

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.

Teaching:

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.

Contact Hours:

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

Class Sizes:

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

Assessment:

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:

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

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • PhD Research Fellow
  • Chemistry Analyst
  • Science Consultant

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

To Visit Warwick...

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

Essential information

Course Code

P-F1PE

Duration

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 science subject

English Language Requirements

Band A

Overall score 6.5 and none below 6.0 is required.

Department of Study

Chemistry

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance

Scholarships

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 visit the department website.

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.