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Scientific Research and Communication (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-F1PE
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 or 3 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Scientific Research and Communication MSc is ideal for those looking for a career in research, education and more. At Warwick's Chemistry Department you'll gain the necessary English Language skills, expertise in cross-disciplinary research and combine these successfully to various audiences.


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 facilities in an interdisciplinary environment. You will gain advanced knowledge in your chosen fields and learn to communicate with a range of audiences, preparing you for a career in research, scientific writing, science education or science communication.

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


Core Modules

  • Writing focused scientific articles and reports
  • Writing extended scientific articles and reports
  • Research Skills
  • Communicating Science to different audiences

Optional Modules

Any Level 7 modules from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine with permission of the course leader.


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.


Minimum 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

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


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Scholarships

There are several Chemistry funding opportunities for both UK and International students, including our Warwick Chemistry Overseas Taught Masters Scholarships and Coventry Regional Scholarship. Please see our department website for more details.

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


Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations in: academia; pharmaceuticals; 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.