Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree delivers comprehensive training in analytical chemistry, with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as forensic, clinical and biopharmaceutical or environmental analysis. This is a laboratory'based subject, with constant contact between staff and students which creates opportunities for you to comment on, and take responsibility for, the direction of your studies. This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of key areas of analytical science and its practical applications, advance your understanding of recent advances in the field and equip you with the skills to formulate a research or method development plan and carry out the appropriate literature and data searches. You will also learn how to carry out chemical manipulations, operate advanced analytical equipment and work safely and efficiently in a laboratory.

Course Modules

The MSc is structured around taught modules, practical assignments and a laboratory'based research project. The research project is worth 60 credits and you may choose between working in a 'wet' laboratory, carrying out a computational project or, if suitable, conducting the research at your place of work.

Course Additional Entry

Good Honours degree in a scientific subject. Less qualified students may be accepted if they have appropriate work experience, or through registration on the postgraduate diploma course with the possibility of upgrading to the MSc after achieving appropriate results in the first set of examinations. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,450  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,225  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £9,650  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £5,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
PgDip £4,825  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
PgDip £2,650  Academic year. First year home fees