Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Analytical Chemistry

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.

Entry requirements

MSc

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.

PgDip

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.

Course modules

MSc

Compulsory modules (full-time students):

Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Electroanalysis and Sensors;
Analytical Chemistry Research Project;
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 compulsory modules (part-time students):

Fundamental Concepts of Analytical Science and Instrumentation plus Research Skills;
Separation Science;
Statistics and Data Quality .

Year 2 compulsory modules (part-time students):

Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Electroanalysis and Sensors;
Analytical Chemistry Research Project;
NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry;
Optical Spectroscopy and Atomic Spectrometry .

Specialist modules (these may include):

Analysis of Nanomaterials;
Clinical and Biopharmaceutical Analysis;
Environmental Analytical Chemistry .

Students who pass an appropriate specialist module, and also undertake their project in an appropriate area of study, and who so wish, may be awarded a specially designated MSc, for example MSc Analytical Chemistry (Forensic Analysis).

PgDip

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 .

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed by coursework and unseen written examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,825 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Biological Sciences
Telephone number: 
020 7079 0798