Taught course

Applied Analytical Science (LCMS)

Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School

Entry requirements

Applications for the MSc and PG Diploma will be from those looking for extensive training in LCMS, and a PG 'Certificate in Applied LCMS' suited to professionals, with several years experience in analytical sciences, requiring an up-date in their skills. Candidates should normally have a minimum of a 2.2 degree in a relevant science subject. 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. 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

World demand for mass spectrometry and chromatography has grown at an unprecedented rate, with qualified graduates in short supply and highly sought after. This course includes fundamentals of MS and chromatography with key industrial topics covering ‘-omics’, pharmaceutical, environmental and forensic analysis, data handling, professional management and good laboratory practice (GLP).The unique combination of industry participation and course content will provide you with a vocationally-relevant qualification with invaluable training and experience sought in the UK and worldwide.

We are pleased to announce that 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 our scheme is one of the first to achieve accreditation.

Modules typically include:

• Mass spectrometry – basics and fundamentals

• Separation science and sample handling

• Data analysis and method development

• Professional management and laboratory practice

• Proteomics

• Pharmaceutical

• Environmental and forensic analysis

• Medical and life sciences

• Metabolomics, lipidomics and bioactive lipids

• Dissertation: MS experimental project

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 page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Swansea University Medical School
+44 (0)1792 513400