Taught course

Analytical Chemistry and Measurement Science

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

We require a First or Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent in chemistry or course with a major analytical analysis/chemistry component. Students with other relevant background, such as significant industrial and research experience, may be taken under consideration.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Become a broad-spectrum analytical chemist

Analytical chemistry techniques and instrumentation are evolving rapidly. Stay ahead of the curve and advance your knowledge of the increasingly sophisticated analytical chemistry and instrumental techniques with our flexible, multidisciplinary, online course.

Developed with working professionals in mind, this part-time course will equip you with the technical knowledge and the practical skills to become a broad-spectrum, multifaceted analytical chemistry scientist.

Who this course is for

The broad curriculum of the course means you will gain a comprehensive understanding of analytical chemistry techniques and instrumentation used across many sectors. It is ideal for professionals already working in analytical chemistry and measurement science in various industries from environmental and chemical to pharmaceutical, clinical, food and education.

Whether you’re looking to advance your knowledge within chemical sciences, improve your practical problem-solving skills or are looking to move into a lab-based role, this course will provide the theoretical and practical toolkit to advance your professional development.

What you will learn

  • Explore the basis of analytical science, methods of achieving chemical analysis goals and the use of mass spectrometry in the modern laboratory.
  • Study classical and state-of-the-art, instrumentally based techniques such as atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography and mass spectrometry.
  • Develop the understanding and awareness of processing real-world data, through video practicals, and a research-related project, based at your work location or through The University of Manchester.

Where and when you will study

The online, part-time design of the course means you can study from anywhere in the world and fit it around your day-to-day life. You will study the course material entirely online whilst benefiting from professional and academic support. You’ll learn through a mix of interactive teaching and have plenty of opportunities to work collaboratively with your peers. You will be encouraged to use examples from your work throughout your studies and enjoy a richer experience by seamlessly integrating work with study.

How it will benefit your career

Chemical analysis is a significant part of all manufacturing industry, as well as teaching and research. There is high demand in both industry and academia for graduates with analytical chemistry and measurement science skills.

The nature of this course and the skills you’ll develop mean you will be an inviting option for employers in areas including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, environmental, clinical, materials and numerous others.

Through this course, you will become a well-rounded chemistry analyst capable of selecting appropriate analysis techniques and procedures within the modern regulated environment as well as the research environment. You will be encouraged to become a member of the professional body (RSC) to participate, on a wider level, with members of the analytical community. As we support you in your continued professional development, you can start your journey to acquire Chartered Chemist (CChem) status.

Fees and funding

Early application discounts are available. Please view the course page on The University of Manchester website for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

All taught units are delivered online. All duration is a minimum.

Course contact details

Department of Chemical Engineering