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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Identify, explain and critically evaluate facts and concepts relevant to mass spectrometry.
  • Study around your existing relevant position.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the interpretation of mass spectrometry data.
  • Design and test up to date practical procedures employing mass spectrometry

On this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of mass spectrometry, as well as its application in the 21st century. You'll work and study simultaneously – integrating the theoretical knowledge you gain on the course into the practicalities of your employment.

How you learn

On this course, you’ll engage in learning activities that establish a framework for lifelong learning. As you progress through your course you will systematically acquire the skills required for you to learn independently and through which you can continue to learn and develop after successful completion of your programme.

The course focuses on the areas of general and organic chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biology or selected specialist areas from instrument design to interpretation of data. You also study the contempoary applications of mass spectrometry using topics of relevance to the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries as case studies and examples of applications.

You learn through

  • distance learning
  • review and reflection of online lecture material
  • interactive discussions
  • tutor-guided studies and assessment tasks
  • a 30-credit practical module in your workplace

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • practical mass spectrometry analysis.

Tuition fees

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 59 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    104 46%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%



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