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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our MSc Analytical Chemistry is a master's in chemistry designed to provide comprehensive training in the field of analytical chemistry 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.

What does an analytical chemist do?

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 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.

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

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Analytical Chemistry is a master's degree in chemistry designed for students who are looking to develop their understanding across the spectrum of major analytical techniques, complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills.

What you'll study

Our MSc Analytical Chemistry comprises a broad range of modules covering the major analytical techniques, and complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills. You also have the option to study aspects of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry if desired.

Future career prospects

Our Analytical Chemistry master's is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills that are applicable in a range of contexts, including food, pharmaceuticals and environmental analysis. As such, graduates from the programme have progressed to rewarding careers in a range of industries and many go on to further study and PhD programmes.

You can also exit with Pgcert and PgDip awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,500per 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

    6th

  • Campus address

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

The university's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK and near to airports making it easier to explore more of Europe.
The university is home to over 21,500 students and staff from more than 130 different countries.
Loughborough University has been in the Complete University Guide’s top 10 for five years in a row.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 59 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    144 63%

    26th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    17th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    17th

    3

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