Entry requirements

A candidate must satisfy one, or combination, of the following conditions;

Hold one of the following prior to commencement of the Programme:

  1. An initial honours degree of Wrexham Glyndŵr University or another approved degree awarding body with a minimum of 2:2 honours degree* which has a significant content of a Chemical, Forensic or Analytical Science equivalent to SCI509 Analytical Methods and SCI512 Instrumental Analysis.
  2. Equivalent qualifications of another overseas country which are deemed satisfactory by the programme team.

A non-graduate* can be admitted for candidature provided that they:

  1. Hold a non-graduate qualification, which the University deems to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of post-graduate admission.
  2. Have relevant work experience at a level that is deemed to compensate for the lack of formal qualifications, and have held a position of responsibility within the Chemistry or Forensic sector for a minimum of three years.

*Students who have scored less than 60% (or 2.1 equivalent) in their undergraduate dissertation or equivalent research project module and all non-graduates will be offered a conditional place subject to the successful completion of the pre-entry bridging course in Preparing for Academic Success.

If there is a lack of clarity over your suitability for the course, we may hold an informal interview with you which can be conducted remotely.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes Analytical & Forensic Chemistry programme is designed to introduce the students to a wide range of industry-standard and novel techniques applicable in forensic analysis. Career opportunities are available not only in the forensic sector, but the key problem-solving and analytical skills developed in forensic and analytical science are widely sought after in many other industrial sectors including the oil, gas, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

This course can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Graduates of this programme may go on to work in:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Science
  • Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Education

Or choose to investigate further research opportunities, such as PhD Study.

The programme promotes enhancement of technical understanding, with emphasis on problem-solving and team/group working, awareness and where possible, the practice of latest developments in the discipline and increased capability for independent learning and work through case studies and projects.

These will encourage students to accept responsibilities, formulating ideas proactively, dealing with open-ended and unfamiliar problems, planning and developing strategies, implementing and executing agreed plans, leading and managing teams where required, evaluating achievement against specification and plan and decision making. The elements within the curriculum of this programme aim to prepare students for their future.

Key course features

  • Receive training in the use of a wide range of high-level instrumentation.
  • Undertake a tailored research project in industry or Wrexham Glyndŵr University research laboratories.
  • Develop systematic knowledge of analytical and forensic chemistry.
  • Gain proficiency in the application of acquired knowledge to challenging scenarios.
  • Build transferable skills enabling career progression and potential for doctoral study.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MRes Analytical & Forensic Chemistry are £7950.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
01978 293439