Swansea University

Swansea University

Applied Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. 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, based at a long established UK centre of excellence. This programme is suited to professionals, with several years experience in analytical sciences, requiring an update in their skills. The unique combination of industry participation and course content provides a vocationally-relevant qualification with invaluable training and experience sought in the UK and worldwide.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a degree in a relevant science subject. Students who wish to enrol on the PG 'Certificate in Applied LCMS' course would be required to pass an entry examination testing their background knowledge of separation sciences and mass spectrometry, prior to enrolment. 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. Note: this programme is not open to international students.

Course modules

Modules which include: proteomics; pharmaceutical; environmental and forensic analysis; medical and life sciences; metabolomics, lipidomics and bioactive lipids.

Assessment methods

Assessment for the taught modules will include case studies and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 GBP 2,350 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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