University of Hull

University of Hull

Analytical and Forensic Chemistry

The course is aimed at those with a strong interest in modern instrumentation and in novel methods of chemical and forensic analysis. Forensic science is a multidisciplinary activity that relies on chemical and analytical techniques to provide invaluable evidence from investigations of disasters, accidents and criminal activities. It may involve the detection of tiny amounts of explosives, poisons and drugs or the identification of fibres, paints, combustion residues, glass fragments, or counterfeit currency.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 or above BSc Hons degree (or equivalent), from a recognised academic institution, is required for direct entry. Competence in English is required for International students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Semester 1,3 core modules. These are designed to give a broad and balanced understanding of the most important developments in modern analytical and forensic chemistry: Topics in analytical chemistry and forensic science; analytical laboratory and advanced analytical topics; MSc skills and laboratory techniques. Semester 2, research tools � such as online information retrieval � to learn about the background and the planning behind your chosen research project. Develop specialist knowledge of analytical and forensic chemistry: Advanced topics in forensic and analytical science; advanced topics in molecular medicine; MSc project literature review. Semester 3, complete an advanced analytical and forensic chemistry research project culminating in a Master's-level thesis and an oral presentation of your research successes: Master's Extended Research Project.

Assessment methods

Learning includes interactive lectures, workshops, laboratory practicals, and computer lab sessions. Students explore the theoretical, practical and investigative aspects of analytical chemistry and forensic science, and develop invaluable professional skills, including the application of quality assurance and health safety, oral and written communication skills, problem solving, data handling and working in teams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
01482 466850