Chemistry with Scientific Writing at University of Warwick - UCAS

Course summary

Communicating science is a challenging topic, but Chemistry with Scientific Writing MSc course has been expertly designed to build on your subject knowledge of Chemistry. Ranked 6th in the REF, Warwick's Chemistry Department, will provide you with a strong grasp on scientific writing and how to apply it. Warwick is highly ranked within the UK league tables, and is 64th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023). This course has been designed for those looking to undertake further study or a career in communicating science. Course overview This MSc will help you to build your subject knowledge of Chemistry while also enhancing your ability to communicate science, with a focus on writing for scientific publications or communication in the media. You will gain a Master’s level education in technical chemistry modules and develop key research skills by completing a project in one of our world-class research groups, using state-of-the-art synthesis and equipment. By the end of the course, you will possess advanced chemical knowledge and also the ability to effectively communicate often complex scientific concepts to others, preparing you for a career in research, scientific writing, science education or science communication. You can find out more about the Department of Chemistry by joining our Webinars. Professor Martin Wills is the head of the MSc in Chemistry with Scientific Writing. Please contact [email protected] with any specific Department of Chemistry questions, where our staff are available to discuss any queries.


Core modules

  • Writing focused scientific articles and reports
  • Writing extended scientific articles and reports
  • Communicating Science to different audiences
  • Transferable Skills
  • 22-week Research Project
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Frontier Techniques in Analytical Science
  • Microscopy and Imaging
  • Electrochemistry and Sensors
  • Chromatography and Separation Science
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Polymer Synthesis
  • Advanced Polymer Synthesis
  • Colloid Science I and II
  • Physical Properties of Polymers and Nanocomposites
  • Advanced Molecular Pharmacology
  • Advanced Computational Chemistry
  • Advanced Biophysical Chemistry
  • Advanced Chemical Biology
  • Advanced Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry and Nanotechnology
  • Energy
  • Synthetic Chemistry I (Organic)
  • Synthetic Chemistry II (Metallo-organic)
- Synthetic Chemistry III (Macromolecular Chemistry)

Assessment method

Each scientific module is usually between 50% and 80% examined and 20 -50% assessed; the scientific writing modules are 100% assessed; the research project is 100% assessed.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a science subject. **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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Chemistry with Scientific Writing at University of Warwick - UCAS