University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Instrumental Analysis

Employability is central to this postgraduate course, which provides a broad perspective of analytical techniques covering both the analysis of organic and inorganic analytes in both liquid and solid form. Career opportunities are therefore maximised across the broadest possible range of employers within the chemicals sector and related industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to micro-electronics. The fundamental ethos of the instrumental analysis course is to underpin the theoretical knowledge gained within the class room with extensive laboratory sessions. This cumulates in an 80 credit project where you will have the opportunity to specialise in various areas of instrumental analysis. This course will appeal to graduates from chemistry, chemical physics and other related disciplines.

Entry requirements

Honours degree of the level 2.2 or above from a United Kingdom university or its equivalent; or degree or HNC or HND in an appropriate discipline, together with appropriate professional experience; or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to any of the above. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications or relevant work/life experience who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are especially welcome to apply, and may be interviewed.

Course modules

Core modules: Research method; sample preparation and screening; separation science and mass spectrometry; molecular spectroscopy; elemental and surface analysis; MSc chemistry project.

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed by both coursework and examination; semester 1 of the course is designed to ensure that students have the basic skills needed to obtain an MSc. It is important that they enhance the skills they have that will be of benefit when they gain employment after the course. The main skills that students will enhance will be presentational skills, report writing, independent working and problem solving.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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