Research course

Analytical Chemistry

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.

For more details please visit the university website.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our Analytical Chemistry Group has research interests and expertise spanning criminal forensic science, environmental sampling, archaeology, geology, pathology and drug analysis. We can offer you the opportunity to undertake analysis-based research in a wide variety of fields and are always very happy to consider thesis proposals.
You’ll have a director of studies and at least one other formal supervisor. Both will have expertise in your areas of research.
Where necessary we can call on our partners in industry and other institutions to provide additional, specialist supervision or advice.

If you've already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Fees and funding

For more details please visit our 'Help with finances' page.

Qualification and course duration


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


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

Further details of qualification

Our Department of Life Sciences has a full range of modern and up-to-date analytical equipment. It includes advanced optical and electron microscopes, IR, Raman and X-ray spectrometers, GC-MS, GC, ion chromatography, HPLC, AAS, ICP-OES and XRD. A new stable isotope facility has also recently been completed.

Course contact details

Admissions Customer Service
01245 686868