Mass Spectometry, M.Phil.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #301 ,
Postgraduate students are considered inclusive members of the College’s research team and are encouraged to take an active role in shaping the community and environment. As a postgraduate student who will have access to a diverse programme of seminars and workshops and a comprehensive skills’ development programme, which exposes students to innovation, Bioentrepreneurship and digital technologies as well as traditional core skills. Attendance at national and international conferences is encouraged and supported via a bursaries scheme.


Throughout your candidature, you will be supported by a supervisory team (academic and pastoral guidance) as well as a dedicated College Research Office team and Higher Degrees Committee.

The College’s research efforts reside in the Institute of Life Science (ILS), where more than £100M has been invested in research infrastructure, including the £21M Centre for NanoHealth. These, together with the College’s other flagship facilities - the EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Facility; the Centre of Excellence in eHealth and Informatics (CIPHER), one of four co-ordinating centres comprising the new UK Farr Institute for Health Informatics funded by an MRC led consortium of UK government and charity funders; and MRC funded CLIMB, a world-leading cyber infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics, delivered through collaborations between Swansea, Cardiff, Birmingham and Warwick universities - provide the 160 postgraduate research student community with access to state-of-the-art resource.

The Institute of Life has outstanding laboratory and clinical research facilities as well as a Clinical Research Facility incorporating jointly-located clinical trials and medical imaging suites. The College’s pioneering work on informatics has been further recognised by a new £8million award to host the Centre for Administrative Data Research and Evaluation (CADRE), part of the ESRC Big Data Network.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Biomarkers and Genes
  • Devices
  • Microbes and Immunity
  • Patients and Population Health and Informatics

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 177

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 173

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Applicants for a research degree must hold an initial degree of a UK University or another University approved by Senate and would normally have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or equivalent. All candidates whose first language is not English are expected to pass the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test at grade 6.5 average and no less than 6.0 in each of the four components.

Tuition Fee


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