Entry requirements

Months of entry


Course content


Environmental Analytical Chemistry focuses on specialisation in advanced modern analytical methodology to face challenges in environmental, pharmaceutical, oil & gas industry and other related industry in R&D. A particular focus is on the use of NMR and elemental & molecular mass spectrometry for the identification and quantification of small biomolecules in complex mixtures at trace level.

Most biochemical and environmental questions can nowadays only be answered by genetics and metabolomics. Here this course focuses on the latter, i.e. the determination of molecules in biological and environmental samples using spectroscopic and mass spectrometric methods. The programme is designed with an industrial advisory board with a mix of academic and professional skills.

Industry Links and Careers

Graduates work in pharmaceutical companies or environmental agencies or as Analytical Chemists amongst other professions. Links include James Hutton Institute, Marine Laboratories, Rowett Institute for Health and Nutrition, Laboratory of Government Chemists, Intertek and others.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Your programme is industry accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • We offer a mentoring scheme run by previous Alumni to help you get the most from your education

See Our Facilities

Enjoy Aberdeen

Information for international students

Sign up for an open day or visit or chat online

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
4 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Admissions Unit
+44 (0)1224 272655
+44 (0)1224 272818