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MSc Analytical Chemistry Degree

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Analytical Chemistry

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our MSc Analytical Chemistry is a master's in chemistry designed to provide comprehensive training in the field of analytical chemistry and its implementation in a variety of fields, including biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental analysis.

Analytical chemists assess the chemical structure and nature of substances using a range of techniques, such as electro-chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography and spectroscopy; skills which are needed for a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis and toxicology. They are employed by a variety of public and private sector organisations and can specialise in areas such as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, quality control or forensics.

What does an analytical chemist do?

Studying analytical chemistry at Loughborough you will have access to a broad range of scientific instrumentation including:

400 MHz, 500 MHz, solid-state and benchtop NMR spectrometers
single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers
a high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer
GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers
ion mobility spectrometers
gas and liquid chromatographs
tunable nanopore sensors.

Our Analytical Chemistry master's degree comprises a broad range of modules that cover all the major analytical techniques, complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills, and with the option to study aspects of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry if desired.

Our MSc chemistry programmes attract students from all over the world, including China, Nigeria, Oman, USA, UK, Brunei, Latvia and India.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Analytical Chemistry is a master's degree in chemistry designed for students who are looking to develop their understanding across the spectrum of major analytical techniques, complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills.

What you'll study

Our MSc Analytical Chemistry comprises a broad range of modules covering the major analytical techniques, and complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills. You also have the option to study aspects of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry if desired.

Future career prospects

Our Analytical Chemistry master's is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills that are applicable in a range of contexts, including food, pharmaceuticals and environmental analysis. As such, graduates from the programme have progressed to rewarding careers in a range of industries and many go on to further study and PhD programmes.

You can also exit with Pgcert and PgDip awards.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module aims to develop the professional and transferable skills needed to work as a chemical scientist in a research and development (R&D) role. You will then use these skills to prepare your literature review and project plan. You'll learn how to critically appraise information from a variety of sources and distil such information into a coherent written review. You'll develop logical approaches to problem solving and recognise the significance of making measurements that are fit for their intended purpose, before planning and carrying out an audit for safety or quality assurance purposes. You'll learn how to identify a range of practical issues related to analytical, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry, including carrying out a laboratory safety audit.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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