The University of Warwick
Analytical and Polymer Science MSc
The University of Warwick

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Warwick's Analytical and Polymer Science MSc is a unique course combining Warwick's world-leading expertise in these two complementary areas. Warwick is highly ranked within UK league tables, and is 64th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023). This course has been designed for those looking to undertake a PhD or career in analytical and/or polymer science.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

The fundamentals of polymer synthesis and properties will be introduced, but then special focus is placed on modern instrumentation and analytical methods used for polymer and materials characterisation.

You will receive advanced knowledge from experts within academia and collaborating companies. Gaining hands-on experience in a variety of relevant techniques will enable you to work in any modern laboratory because the skills you acquire will be readily transferable between disciplines.

You will also undertake a cutting-edge project with a world-leading research group. When you graduate, you will be well-positioned to take up employment in research and development roles within a number of sectors, or to progress to PhD study.

You can find out more about the Department of Chemistry by joining our webinarsLink opens in a new window.

Professor Dr Remzi BecerLink opens in a new window is the head of the MSc in Analytical and Polymer Science. Please contact [email protected] with any specific Department of Chemistry questions, where our staff are available to discuss any queries.

This information is applicable for 2024 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply.

****Examined component (%):** Taught modules are generally 50-75%** **Assessed by coursework component (%):** Taught modules are generally 25-50%; research projects are assessed by a variety of assessment methods.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Arts
    • 7.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Business, Computer and Social Studies
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Faculty of Sciences excepting MORSE

We offer a variety of postgraduate funding options for study at the University of Warwick, from postgraduate loans, university scholarships, fee awards, to academic department bursaries. It's important that you apply for your postgraduate course first before you apply for a University of Warwick scholarship.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Analytical and Polymer Science, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

****Minimum requirements**** **2:**ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. ****English language requirements**** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band A - IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. ****International qualifications**** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. ****Additional requirements**** **There are no additional entry requirements for this course**


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Warwick in top UK and global rankings.

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About The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick, often shortened to Warw, is a government funded research university situated on the outer limits of Coventry, England. With an eye on the future, Warw intends to establish itself by 2030 as one of the world’s exceptional universities, helping to transform the region, country and world for collective good by the application of research. The main campus is located between Coventry and Warwickshire on almost three square kilometres of leafy woodland.

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