Taught course

Analytical Chemistry

Institution
Kingston University · Pharmacy and Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, pharmacy, life science or a related subject for the MSc. Applicants with alternative qualifications will also need appropriate experience in analysis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Chemical analysis plays a role in virtually all aspects of everyday life throughout the world. With analytical techniques and instrumentation becoming evermore sophisticated, there is an increasing demand for qualified analytical chemists. This industrially relevant course will provide you with a strong background in the theory of analytical techniques and give you the ability to apply these techniques to complex analytical problems. You can also choose to combine your studies with training in the fundamentals of management theory.

The Analytical Chemistry MSc (ie not including Management Studies) provides exemption from Part A of the Mastership in Chemical Analysis, the statutory qualification for a public analyst.

You will gain the key skills required in the specialised area of analytical chemistry, including good measurement and scientific practice, evaluation interpretation of data, and other professional and organisational skills. You will also study core analytical techniques and their applications.

You may also be offered a placement within industry (depending on your results and project availability), where you will carry out your independent research project.

You can choose to study Management Studies with this degree, setting your scientific knowledge in a vocational context.

Examples of modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Statistics and Quality Systems

The module introduces students to the role of statistics and quality systems in modern analytical science. It demonstrates how a thorough understanding of statistical concepts, the analytical process and the quality systems and quality management paradigms collectively enable the consistent and reliable interpretation of analytical chemical data to support the economic requirements of a business organisation.

Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy

This module introduces the main spectroscopic techniques used in industry, e.g. UV/Vis, FTIR, Mass Spectrometry, NMR, AES, AAS and X -Ray methods and later progresses to the more advanced designs and applications, eg MS/MS, FTMS, TOF, sector and quadrupole mass analysers, 2D NMR, LCMS, MALDI, Atomic Fluorescence and ICPMS/AES.

Separation Science

This module introduces students to the principles and theory of separation science and its application in the laboratory including solvent extraction, high performance liquid chromatography, gas/liquid chromatography, centrifugation, gel and capillary electrophoresis and hyphenated techniques.

Specialised Analytical Techniques

This module will:

  • introduce various specialised situations and techniques (eg clinical, environmental and materials science) in which the analyst will have to provide analytical solutions; and
  • illustrate the solution of complex analytical problems using an integrated approach.

Project

This module involves a research- or industry-based in-depth research project. You will develop your ability to critically evaluate your own work as well as the work of others, utilising analytical and laboratory skills.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. Read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 547683/+44 (0)20 3308 9931