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Analytical Chemistry (MSc - Postgraduate Diploma)

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  • Objectives
    This programme, which is offered in modular form for maximum flexibility, delivers a comprehensive training in the key areas of modern analytical science. Developed in consultation with major industrial and public concerns, it provides both practical laboratory skills and essential professional training, as well as a number of specialisms. This modular MSc Analytical Chemistry programme leads to degrees in: -Analysis for Cultural Heritage -Analytical Chemistry -Chemometrics and Chemical Metrology -Clinical and Biopharmaceutical Analysis -Environmental Analysis.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good honours degree in a scientific subject. Less qualified students may be accepted after following a one-year qualifying course, or if they have appropriate work experience, or through registration on the Diploma course.
  • Academic Title
    Analytical Chemistry (MSc / Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Course description
    The MSc is structured around 10 modules and a laboratory-based research project. You can specialise through option modules, elective modules and by your choice of project topic.

    The Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry consists of either 10 modules, or five modules and a project or dissertation. Most of the modules can also be taken as short courses.

    Modules available vary but usually include: Separation Science; Atomic Spectrometry; Fundamental Concepts of Analytical Science and Instrumentation; Mass Spectrometry; Statistics and Data Quality in Analytical Science; Optical Spectrometry; Electrochemical Methods and Sensors; NMR Spectroscopy; Signal Processing; Solids and Surfaces; Environmental Analytical Chemistry; Clinical and Bio-pharmaceutical Analysis; Analytical and Molecular Biology Techniques in Medicine; Toxicology and Phytotherapy; Antimicrobials; Analysis for Cultural Heritage; Multivariate Methods in Analytical Science; Thermoanalytical Techniques for Cultural Heritage; Project.


    Lectures, laboratory assignments, research project.


    Taught modules are assessed by unseen written papers of one-and-a-half hours’ duration, combined – where appropriate – with coursework marks. Examinations are held at the beginning of the term following completion of the teaching of the module. Written papers usually combine two modules and last for three hours.

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