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Analytical chemistry underpins many important commercial enterprises from jet engine development to food production, and is also applied to many other academic disciplines such as Earth sciences, medicine, archaeology, pharmacy and forensics. This MSc seeks to train the next generation of analytical scientists in state-of-the-art methods and skills to tackle the challenges of this broad range of applications.
This programme is designed to provide comprehensive training in analytical chemistry and its implementation. A thorough understanding of error analysis, data processing and data presentation will be at the foundation of this programme.
The programme will contain minimum formal instruction, but emphasise self-learning and originality of thought. Students will develop and demonstrate self-direction and originality, and the independence required for continuing professional development.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a report (60 credits).
Students take the following core modules (90 credits) and submit a research dissertation (60 credits).
- Analytical Strategies*
- Data analysis for Analytical Chemistry*
- Practical aspects of Analytical Chemistry*
- Literature Project
*Students take these core modules in term one and only proceed to term two and select the research project if they have achieved 50% or greater in all three taught core modules.
Students choose two of the following options:
- Mastering Entrepreneurship
- Mastering Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
- Numerical Methods in Chemistry
- Project Management
All students undertake a substantial research project selected from a range (60 credits).
Teaching and learning
This degree emphasises self-learning and is delivered through individual and team-based tasks. The programme will focus on developing students’ knowledge of analytical methodology, philosophy and design.
Assessment is by presentations, vivas, and problem-solving coursework. Only optional modules are presented more formally with lectures and written examinations.
A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.