Research course

Applied Analytical Science (LCMS)

Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School

Entry requirements

Applications for the MRes will be from those looking for extensive research focused training in LCMS. Candidates should normally have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in a relevant science subject. Applicants wishing to pursue the MRes as a continuation of studies as a transfer or upgrade from the PG Diploma Applied Analytical Science (LCMS) will normally be accepted for enrolment the following academic year only. Applications will include two references from academics in the field of interest to confirm practical and academic ability. English language requirement: IELTS overall 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

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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.

All MRes students will complete the following taught modules: (to the value of 60 credits)

  • Mass spectrometry – basics and fundamentals
  • Separation science and sample handling
  • Data analysis and method development
  • Professional management and laboratory practice

MRes students will also be expected to complete a 120 credit research thesis with a viva.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Swansea University Medical School
+44 (0)1792 513400