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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for professionals in the following industries: environmental, clinical, pharmaceutical, chemical, food production, petrochemicals and materials.

If you’re looking to advance your knowledge and understanding within chemical sciences or are seeking to move into a more senior lab-based role, this course will provide the skills and knowledge to take that step up.

What you will learn

This course is suitable for professionals in the following industries: environmental, clinical, pharmaceutical, chemical, food production, petrochemicals and materials.

If you’re looking to advance your knowledge and understanding within chemical sciences or are seeking to move into a more senior lab-based role, this course will provide the skills and knowledge to take that step up.

Where and when you will study

This online, part-time master’s means you can study from anywhere in the world and fit it around your day-to-day life. You will be expected to learn while you continue to work, and to use examples from your work throughout your study.

You will complete four taught units in year one, followed by four taught units and a research based project (based at your work location) in year two. You’ll learn through a mix of interactive teaching and have plenty of opportunities to work collaboratively with your peers.

"Studying online has really worked for me, it has enabled me to do the course. I have a full-time job and a family, and it has allowed me to fit studying around my life. The course is flexible you can log on at times that are convenient to you, and there is always someone to ask if you need help. Even though the course is online it still manages to be interesting and dynamic, it’s not just reading - its videos, practical’s, tutorials and quizzes."
Jennifer Davies, Technical Lead, current student of the MSc Analytical Science

How it will benefit your career

Chemical analysis is a significant part of all manufacturing industry, as well as teaching and research. There is high demand in both industry and academia for graduates with analytical science skills.

The nature of this master’s and the skills you’ll develop mean you will be an inviting option for employers in areas including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, environmental, clinical, materials and numerous others.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,000per year

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

University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 103 2

    26th out of 59 1

    11th out of 46 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    170 74%

    13th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    56th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    162 71%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    47th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    37th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    154 67%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    21st

    9

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