The University of Warwick
Molecular Analytical Science MSc
The University of Warwick

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

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 61st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022).

Course overview 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 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.

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

Dr Nikola Chmel is the head of the MSc in Molecular Analytical Science. Please contact [email protected] with any Chemistry specific department questions, where course directors Dr Nikola Chmel and Dr Remzi Becer are available to discuss any queries.

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.

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
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**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** 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.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Warwick is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Average student cost of living in 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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