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Molecular Analytical Science (MSc) (2021 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-F1PL
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • (See entry requirements for details)
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Warwick's Molecular Analytical Science MSc is a part of 1+3 (MSc + PhD) programme in Warwick analytical Science Centre for Doctoral Training (AS CDT). This programme will develop your skills and prepare you for a research career. Analytical science supports research and development in key industries and underpins many aspects of biological and clinical sciences, environmental sciences and materials science. Warwick is highly ranked within the UK league tables, and is 62nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021).

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 approaches and data analysis with a view to finding creative solutions to realworld 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.

You can find out more about the AS CDT and the Department of Chemistry by joining our Webinars.

Nikola Chmel is the head of the MSc in Molecular Analytical Science.

Core Modules

  • Statistics for Data Analysis
  • Techniques in Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Frontier Techniques for Analytical Science
  • Microscopy and Imaging
  • Transferable Skills
  • 2x11-week Research Projects

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Introduction to Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Electrochemistry and Sensors
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Chromatography and Separation Science
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Molecular Modelling


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 should expect to attend around 10-25 hours of lectures and workshops per week and spend approximately six hours on supervised practical (mainly laboratory) work. For each one-hour lecture, you should expect to put in additional time for private study.

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.

Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject, subject to interview. This course is only available as part of the Analytical Science Centre for Doctoral Training (AS CDT)

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

This course is only available as a part of the CDT programme

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Please note, funding for Overseas students is not available for the Molecular Analytical Science Programme (MSc) for 2021. Overseas applicants may wish to consider our Analytical Science and Instrumentation (MSc) which follows a very similar programme of study.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations in: academia and teaching; pharma industry; chemical and material industry; science consultancy; banking and finance.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Science
  • Career Options with Chemistry
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • MSc lunchtime careers presentations
  • PhD Transferable Skills careers decision making session
  • Finding experience to boost your CV for Chemistry students
  • SME Careers Events – e.g. British Coatings Federation Careers Evening
  • Career Options with Chemistry Presentation and Networking Evening

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.

Please contact chem-pgt at warwick dot ac dot uk with any Chemistry specific department questions, where course directors Dr Nikola Chmel and Dr Remzi Becer are available to discuss any queries.