This course provides recent graduates with training in current analytical techniques, scientific and transferable skills applicable for environmental chemistry research. Individual research topics (which make up a considerable part of the course) are all in the area of environmental chemistry.
Typical projects have included contaminated land/water clean-up, studies of marine anti- fouling agents and the effect of drought on nutrient cycling in soil. The lectures and teaching cover a broad range of topics. Coursework is assessed by formal examination, and the MSc is awarded following the examination of a dissertation.
What you will study:
A MScdegree/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.