Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This modular Master's degree delivers comprehensive training in analytical chemistry, with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as forensic, clinical and biopharmaceutical or environmental analysis.

The programme is available both part'time and full'time, by day release, and offers the opportunity to complete a research project in our research laboratories. 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

Taught modules (full'time students):

Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Electroanalysis and Sensors;

Fundamental Concepts of Analytical Science and Instrumentation plus Research Skills;

NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry;

Optical Spectroscopy and Atomic Spectrometry;

Separation Science;

Statistics and Data Quality .

Year 1 taught modules (part'time students):

Fundamental Concepts of Analytical Science and Instrumentation plus Research Skills;

Separation Science;

Statistics and Data Quality .

Year 2 taught modules (part'time students):

Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Electroanalysis and Sensors;

NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry;

Optical Spectroscopy and Atomic Spectrometry .

Optional research project:

Analytical Chemistry Research Project .

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,200 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,600 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,425 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £5,450 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £9,925 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £2,725 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £4,950 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Good honours degree in a scientific subject.
  • Less-qualified students may be accepted, if they have appropriate work experience. 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.