Taught course

Analytical Chemistry

Institution
Loughborough University · Department of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Analytical Chemistry MSc programme is designed to provide comprehensive training in analytical chemistry and its implementation in a variety of fields including biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental analysis.

Analytical chemists assess the chemical structure and nature of substances. Their skills are needed for a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis and toxicology. Analytical chemists can specialise in areas as varied as toxicology, pharmaceuticals and forensics.

What does an analytical chemist do?

Analytical chemists analyse samples using a range of techniques such as electro-chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography and spectroscopy. They are employed by a variety of public and private sector organisations, and can specialise in areas such as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, quality control or forensics.

You will have access to a broad range of scientific instrumentation including: 400 MHz, 500 MHz, solid-state and benchtop NMR spectrometers, single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers, a high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer, GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers, ion mobility spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs and tunable nanopore sensors.

Our MSc Chemistry programmes attract students from all over the world with students from a wide range of different countries including China, Nigeria, Oman, USA, UK, Brunei, Latvia and India. Our programmes were ranked above the sector average on all 9 units of assessment in the 2016 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 222 496