Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Analytical Chemistry

This course combines laboratory practical skills with theory of analytical chemistry and professional and organisation skills; these include: data interpretation and analysis, experimental design, and communication and presentation skills; core analytical chemistry is taught in the context of its applications in pharmaceutical, environmental and materials chemistry; students also complete an independent research project; the course is suitable for students who: wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills and increase their competitiveness in the job market; want to pursue a research career in chemistry at PhD level; are currently employed in a chemistry-related profession and are seeking to further their career prospects; the course gives students: practical experience of the principal methods of separation science, including liquid and gas chromatography and associated hyphenated techniques; an understanding of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, such as atomic absorption and emission, NMR and IR; an understanding of analytical technologies to process control and solving complex biological problems; the transferable skills needed to continue developing their knowledge.

Entry requirements

1 of the following: an Honours degree in a chemical subject or equivalent; other qualifications such as HND, HNC or unclassified degree in a chemical subject, plus significant relevant work experience; non-native English speakers need to be proficient in English, typically shown by IELTS level 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: separation, detection and online techniques; quality issues, laboratory accreditation and the analytical approach; surface analysis and related techniques; advanced analytical techniques; research methods and statistics; professional development; research project; Options: environmental analysis; bio-analytical science.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written examinations and coursework including problem-solving exercises, case studies, reports from practical work. Research project assessment includes a written report and viva voce.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,995 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,665 per Unit (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Telephone number: 
0114 225 3468