Mass Spectometry, M.Phil.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #301
Swansea University has long been established as a centre of excellence for mass spectrometry, with the siting of the Royal Society Research Unit here in the 1970s followed by the Mass Spectrometry Research Unit, the EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Service Centre in the 1980s and now the EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility.


Swansea University has long been established as a centre of excellence for mass spectrometry, a discipline that involves the ionization of a sample to produce either positive or negative ions, which are then accelerated in a vacuum system and the mass of the intact molecule determined. In addition, the masses of fragments produced during the ionisation processes can be determined to give structural information.

Within the Institute of Mass Spectrometry at Swansea University's Medical School, there are three main strands:

  • Swansea Postgraduate Education Centre for Training and Reserach in Analytical Mass Spectrometry (SpectraLMS)  
  • Research at the Institute of Mass Spectrometry
  • EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility (NMSF)

Programme Structure

Research Areas

  • Environmental Medicine
  • Advanced Analytical Technologies
  • Medical Mass Spectrometry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Duration part-time 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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