Swansea Postgraduate Education Centre for Training and Research in Analytical Mass Spectrometry

MSc, MRes, PG Diploma, PG Certificate

These unique programmes are designed to give Science and Engineering graduates a vocationally-relevant qualification which will equip them with skills and expertise to enter a wide range of industries.

World demand for mass spectrometry and chromatography has been growing at an unprecedented rate, with qualified graduates in short supply and highly sought-after. Swansea is the only institution in the UK to offer a range of schemes designed to meet this gap, drawing upon expertise in the Institute of Mass Spectrometry, based at a long established UK centre of excellence.

Key features include:

  • Developed in conjunction with major UK industrial partners to ensure maximum industry relevance and employability. The schemes focus on liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMS)
  • Applications modules will prepare graduates for a range of careers relating to pharmaceuticals, medical and life sciences, food and nutrition, forensic sciences and archaeology, amongst others
  • MSc, MRes, Diploma and Certificate programmes available to suit candidates from a range of backgrounds
  • A hands-on, flexible course open to graduates from Science and Engineering subjects
  • Features guest lecturers from industry, hands-on experience of specialist instrumentation and teaching of the latest innovative techniques in mass spectrometry and separation sciences.

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Financial Support

Scholarship application forms will be distributed direct to eligible applicants by the Admissions Office. The final closing date for completed Scholarship application forms to be returned to the Admissions Office will be announced shortly. Please see the following page or contact the Admissions Office at postgraduate.admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

Other student bursaries or scholarships are likely to be available for 2015-2016. For more information, email the team at postgraduatemedicine@swansea.ac.uk.

Entry Requirements

  • For all schemes, candidates should normally have a minimum of a 2.2 degree in a relevant science subject.
  • Students who wish to enrol on the Postgraduate Certificate will be required to pass an interview with an entry examination testing their background knowledge of separation sciences and mass spectrometry, prior to acceptance.
  • Applicants wishing to pursue the MSc as a continuation of studies, as a transfer or upgrade from the Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate will only be accepted for enrolment the following academic year.
  • Applications will require two references from academics in the field of interest to confirm practical and academic ability.

Candidates can apply to study online. Visit www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply

For further information contact IMS admissions