Taught course

Diamond Science and Technology

University of Warwick · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme will begin with a pre-sessional week at Warwick during which social and networking sessions will be organised for the cohort. The formal focus will also be to help chemists, physicists, material scientists, engineers and scientists from related disciplines, speak the same scientific language. This will be achieved through workshops and small group interactions.

During the two teaching terms, a module leader, plus two to three academics or industrialists selected for their relevant expertise will deliver each two week module. Each module is worth 10 Credits (100 hours student effort), which typically breaks down into:

  • 20 hours - taught lectures, seminars and problem classes
  • 30 hours - workshops or laboratories
  • 50 hours - independent and cohort work

There are ten taught modules, several of which have been developed in close partnership with industry (e.g. Oxford Lasers, Renishaw, E6, De Beers) who will contribute to module delivery. The remaining 80 credits of the 180 credit course will come from research projects that will take place at one of eight partner institutions or an industrial company.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band A. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Admission onto the Diamond Science and Technology MSc programme requires at least a British Second Class Honors Degree or Overseas equivalent. The Diamond Science and Technology MSc programme requires a physical sciences background but candidates from other disciplines may also be considered – please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585