Taught course

Analytical Chemistry

Birkbeck, University of London · Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Good honours degree in a scientific subject.

Less qualified students may be accepted if they have appropriate work experience, or through registration on the Postgraduate Diploma course with the possibility of upgrading to the MSc after achieving appropriate results in the first set of examinations.

Months of entry


Course content

This modular Master's degree delivers comprehensive training in analytical chemistry, with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as analysis of nano materials, clinical and biopharmaceutical or environmental analysis.

The programme is available both part-time and full-time, by day release, and offers the opportunity to complete a research project in our research laboratories. This is a laboratory-based subject, with constant contact between staff and students which creates opportunities for you to comment on, and take responsibility for, the direction of your studies.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of key areas of analytical science and its practical applications, advance your understanding of recent advances in the field and equip you with the skills to formulate a research or method development plan and carry out the appropriate literature and data searches. You will also learn how to carry out chemical manipulations, operate advanced analytical equipment and work safely and efficiently in a laboratory.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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