This course provides recent graduates with training in current analytical techniques and scientific skills which are of value to a wide range of sectors including chemical, pharmaceutical, optoelectronics and environmental monitoring.
This programme consists of both a taught element and a substantial research project. The lecture modules cover a broad range of scientific topics as well as transferable skills. The individual research topics may be in either applied or fundamental areas of analytical chemistry and wherever possible, projects are designed to tackle real industrial or environmental problems.
The award of the Diploma is determined by the student's performance in examinations based on the lecture programme and on a satisfactory project report, together with an oral examination and departmental seminar. The MSc is awarded following the examination of a dissertation based on the project work.
What you will study:
A MSc degree/postgraduate diploma consisting of both a taught element and a substantial research project
Advanced analytical techniques with options in environmental and advanced chemistry modules
An extended research project
Transferable skills for analytical chemistry
Laboratory health and safety
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.