Taught course

Analytical and Forensic Chemistry

University of Hull · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

2:1 or above BSc Hons degree (or equivalent), from a recognised academic institution, is required for direct entry. For international students, an IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all skills) or equivalent, such as Pearson PTE, is also required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Analytical and Forensic Chemistry is aimed at those with a strong interest in modern instrumentation and in novel methods of chemical and forensic analysis.

A revolution in forensic, environmental and pharmaceutical science has been borne through advances in analytical science. We are now seeing a strong, worldwide demand for imaginative, skilled analysts who have knowledge and hands-on experience of modern analytical instrumentation.

Forensic science is a multidisciplinary activity that relies on chemical and analytical techniques to provide invaluable evidence from investigations of disasters, accidents and criminal activities. It may involve the detection of tiny amounts of explosives, poisons and drugs or the identification of fibres, paints, combustion residues, glass fragments, or counterfeit currency. Forensic work is also of a biological nature, with crime detection techniques such as DNA fingerprinting requiring an understanding of the underlying biochemistry.

The University’s Analytical Science Group has an international reputation for its innovative approach to analytical and forensic chemistry. We are one of the UK’s premier analytical groups, with a range of state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/modern-languages/efl.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. Please contact the department directly for more details. Go to www.hull.ac.uk/money for more information on fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1482 466850