Research course

Analytical Chemistry

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Candidates are normally expected to hold a 2.1 minimum degree in a relevant subject. An MSc in a relevant subject preferred. Equivalent experiential qualifications can be considered.

Months of entry

January, October, June, April

Course content

Our analytical chemistry research students undertake analysis-based research in a diverse range of fields, including: environmental samples (e.g. ground water, soil), human and animal hair including feathers, archaeological artefacts, drugs and other toxins, and glass and other materials of forensic interest.

Researcher profile: Ellen Mwenesongole

"I already had a Masters degree in forensic science and wanted to further my studies, so I chose to pursue an in-depth research project focusing on developing a method for detecting drugs of abuse in wastewater, thereby determining the 'drugs of choice' for Cambridge residents.

I've been able to manage the direction of my research project with assistance from my supervisors; learnt new sample preparation and instrumental techniques; been given the opportunity to teach undergraduates; attended various training courses to enhance my skills - all which have provided me with new knowledge and skills in my field; and gained work-related experience which I believe has made me more marketable in my industry.

I've enjoyed presented my research at many conferences and I even won an award for Outstanding Innovative Research at one, which boosted my confidence and provided further funding for my research.

My experience here has been very interesting, positively challenging, inspiring and unforgettable."

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Aside from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Visit for information on educational trusts, or for bank loans at competitive rates. Alternatively, visit your local high-street bank.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 - 72 months
full time
24 - 60 months


part time
30 - 48 months
full time
18 - 36 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science & Technology
+44 (0) 845 271 3333