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University of Warwick

Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick


MSc in Instrumental & Analytical Methods in Biological & Environmental Chemistry


To provide advanced training in a wide range of analytical and modern instrumental methods to enable graduates to pursue careers in analytical laboratories. The programme is particularly suited for training analysts to solve problems in pharmaceutical related disciplines and also in environmental chemistry.


The MSc programme involves nine assessed coursework modules over six months for full-time students, followed by a five month analytical research project. A Diploma in Instrumental & Analytical Methods requires satisfactory completion of the taught modules.

Programme Modules

  • Foundations of Analytical Chemistry
  • Computers in Analysis
  • Fundamentals and Statistics
  • Chromatography
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Electroanalytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Elemental Analysis
About the University

The University of Warwick is a campus university with all academic and social/residential facilities located on a single site near Coventry. Communications are excellent with London 1.5 hours by train and Birmingham International Airport a 30 minute taxi ride. There are 4000 residential places on campus.

About the Department

The Department of Chemistry is housed in purpose-built research laboratories currently undergoing a £2 million refurbishment. It is well-equipped with excellent facilities for research in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research programmes are carried out and generous financial support is received from the Research Councils. There are approximately 123 research workers in the Department, including visitors both from the UK and overseas.

Research facilities include 250, 300 and 400 Mhz FT NMR spectrometers and an area X-ray diffractometer.

Address Information

Address Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
Tel. No. +44 (0) 1203-523653
Fax No. +44 (0) 1203-523819
E-mail address
Course titles Certificate/Diploma/MSc in ‘Instrumental & Analytical Methods in Biological & Environmental Chemistry’
Head of Course Dr Alison Rodger
Type of courses Full-time and part-time
Length of courses 12 months Full-time
up to 3 years Part-time
Date of commencement Preferably 1st October or 1st April
Class size Maximum 20
Accommodation Available
Fees For October 1998, £8750
Student grants
Financial Assistance
Admission requirements TOEFL minimum 600 (or 500 plus a September English Language programme which is available at an extra charge)
Student Profile
  • Ratio of national/overseas students - 75% UK, 25% overseas
  • Ration of men/women - 66% Men, 33% Women
  • Age range - 22-35
  • Name of contact person Charlotte Billing

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