Taught course

Analytical Science for Industry

Keele University · Faculty of Natural Sciences

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Entry requirements

It is expected that applicants will already hold an honours degree in a scientific discipline appropriate to the chosen research project area that includes a good basic understanding of analytical chemistry and instrumentation, although each application will be considered on an individual basis.

The minimum degree category for entry onto this programme is lower second class degree, in line with the 50% pass mark required for successful completion of this course.

Consideration will be given to candidates who do not meet these criteria, but can evidence appropriate, alternative professional qualifications and/ or experience.

Students offered a place on the MSc Analytical Science for Industry course will be interviewed for a place at their preferred placement.

For a list of the placements offered each year, please contact the Programme Director, Dr Chrystelle Egger (Email: c.c.egger@keele.ac.uk)

Months of entry


Course content

This master’s programme aims to provide highly employable analytical scientists who not only have a thorough understanding of the key techniques within the discipline, but also have successfully completed an extended project either set in an industrial context or carried out in the laboratories of one of our industrial partners. This course is a postgraduate master’s degree (either full-time or part-time) with a 30 week project, either as a placement in industry or at Keele with industrial input.

As a student on the programme, you will benefit from our research expertise and our links with industries that provide the foundation for work placement opportunities.

All students on this MSc will undertake a 30 week placement with an industrial context, either in Keele University’s laboratories or at the industrial partner’s premises, which will ultimately boost your employability skills.

The focus of this master's degree is very much on each student acquiring the scientific knowledge, the technical skills and the wide range of professional skills to enable them to start their career working with confidence in an industrial or international laboratory context.

This one-year master’s programme (if full-time) aims to provide highly employable graduates who not only have a broad education in analytical sciences but also in the industrial context (commercial awareness and IP matters; science and technology transfer; entrepreneurship), together with a theoretical and practical understanding of the selected analytical techniques used in industry.

Information for international students

Applicants who have not had their secondary or tertiary education through the medium of English are expected to have attained the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5 from an IELTS provider, which is approved by Keele University. Applicants are invited to contact the University before taking the IELTS test.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of internationally recognised English tests

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Chrystelle Egger