Taught course

Analytical Chemistry

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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

October

Course content

This modular Master's degree delivers comprehensive training in analytical chemistry, with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as forensic, 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.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 3975 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 7950 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 7225 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 14450 pa

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.

Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Biological Sciences
Email
biosciencespg@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)20 7079 0798
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6246