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Applied Analytical Science (LCMS)

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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. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has accredited the "MSc in Applied Analytical Science (LCMS)" for satisfying the academic requirements of the award of CHARTERED CHEMIST (CChem) from 2015 and awarded to qualifying students. Accreditation of Postgraduate schemes have only recently been undertaken by the RSC and the scheme is 1 of the first to achieve accreditation.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a minimum of a 2.2 degree in a relevant science subject. Applications for the Master's and diploma will be from those looking for extensive training in LCMS, and a certificate suited to professionals, with several years experience in analytical sciences, requiring an up-date in their skills. Applicants wishing to pursue the MSc as a continuation of studies as a transfer or upgrade from the PG Diploma or PG 'Certificate in Applied LCMS' will only be accepted for enrolment the following academic year. English language requirement IELTS overall 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: mass spectrometry (basics and fundamentals); separation science and sample handling; data analysis and method development; professional management of laboratory practice; proteomics; pharmaceutical; environmental and forensic analysis; medical and life sciences; metabolomics, lipidomics and bioactive lipids; dissertation (MS experimental project).
Modules typically include: mass spectrometry (basics and fundamentals); separation science and sample handling; data analysis and method development; professional management of laboratory practice; proteomics; pharmaceutical; environmental and forensic analysis; medical and life sciences; metabolomics, lipidomics and bioactive lipids.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 5,250 (Year 1) International 3 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 2,150 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 15,800 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,450 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 5,300 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 7,900 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 2,150 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 10,600 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 4,300 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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