Applied Analytical Science (LCMS) (MRes)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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About Applied Analytical Science (LCMS) at Swansea University

Course Overview

World demand for mass spectrometry (MS) and chromatography has grown at an unprecedented rate, with qualified graduates in short supply and highly sought-after. Postgraduate (PG) training is essential as undergraduates are not taught to the required depth. Swansea is the only UK institution to offer a range of schemes solely dedicated to these topics, drawing upon expertise in the Institute of Mass Spectrometry (IMS), based at a long established UK centre of excellence.

All MRes students will complete the following taught modules (to the value of 60 credits)


PMLM00: Mass spectrometry - basics and fundamentals

Credits: 20

Module type: Core

PMLM01: Separation science and sample handling

Credits: 20

Module type: Core

PMLM07: Data analysis and method development

Credits: 10

Module type: Core

PMLM08: Professional management and laboratory practice

Credits: 10

Module type: Core


MRes students will also be expected to complete a 120 credit research thesis with a viva. 



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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International M.Res. Full-time £4,280 £18,550 M.Res. Part-time £2,140 £9,300

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Applications for the MRes will be from those looking for extensive research focused training in LCMS.

Candidates should normally have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in a relevant science subject.

Applicants wishing to pursue the MRes as a continuation of studies as a transfer or upgrade from the PG Diploma Applied Analytical Science (LCMS) will normally be accepted for enrolment the following academic year only.

Applications will include two references from academics in the field of interest to confirm practical and academic ability.

English language requirement: IELTS overall 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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