12 months
21250 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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The Applied Analytical Science (LCMS) programme from Swansea University is a unique combination of industry participation and course content that will provide you with a vocationally-relevant qualification and help make you highly employable both in the UK and abroad.

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Key Features

Global demand for mass spectrometry and chromatography has grown at an unprecedented rate, with qualified graduates in short supply and highly sought after. Your course is designed for the needs of industry and will cover topics such as fundamentals of mass spectrometry and separation science, valid analytical measurement, statistics, data analysis and method development.     

Swansea is the only UK institution to offer a scheme solely dedicated to these topics, drawing upon expertise in the Institute of Mass Spectrometry (IMS), based in the Medical School.

Your one year full time, or two year part-time, Applied Analytical Science (LCMS) programme from Swansea University will feature:

  • Extensive training in a research-led Institute to improve analytical science skills to professional levels required for the workplace
  • A highly practical course and extensive in-house equipment. You will experience more in-depth and ‘hands-on’ learning than most current analytical MRes programmes.  Additional project management training in experiment design, health and safety, and laboratory skills are provided in preparation for research, to ensure you are adequately equipped for project work
  • Expert industrial guest lecturers. Unique opportunities to network with potential employers and enhanced employability prospects in highly skilled and relevant areas such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food and nutrition, homeland security, clinical diagnostics, veterinary and forensic science, environmental analysis, plus marketing and sales, to name a few
  • Assessments that encourage transferrable skills essential for employment. Including case studies, problem sheets, data processing and informatics exercises, in addition to the traditional examinations and essay based assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice-focused learning
  • Supervision team with nominated supervisors
  • You will draw on skills from the broader academic community
  • Programme seminars and workshops
  • Collaboration with industry and business partners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for MRes must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time tuition

  • UK - £ 2,250
  • International - £ 10,650

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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