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Analytical Chemistry MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MSc Analytical Chemistry is designed to provide comprehensive training in the subject and its implementation in a variety of fields, including biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental analysis.

Analytical chemists assess the chemical structure and nature of substances using a range of techniques, such as electro-chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, and spectroscopy; skills which are needed for a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis and toxicology. They are employed by a variety of public and private sector organisations and can specialise in areas such as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, quality control or forensics.

Our Analytical Chemistry master's degree comprises a broad range of modules that cover all the major analytical techniques, complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills, and with the option to study aspects of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry if desired.

Across the programme you will undertake core modules in separation techniques, spectroscopy and structural analysis, and research methods. You can choose two options from pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, sensors, drug targets, drug design and drug sythesis, and innovations in analytical science.

You will also carry out a substantial research project (worth 60 credits) that will give you the experience of undertaking a research or development project managed according to modern industrial practice.

What does an analytical chemist do?

Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills

Studying analytical chemistry at Loughborough, you will have access to a broad range of scientific instrumentation including:

400 MHz, 500 MHz, solid-state and benchtop NMR spectrometers
Single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers
A high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer
GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers
Ion mobility spectrometers
Gas and liquid chromatographs
Tunable nanopore sensors.

Our MSc chemistry programmes attract students from all over the world, including China, Nigeria, Oman, USA, UK, Brunei, Latvia and India.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 57

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    138 62%

    27th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    6th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    12th

    5

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