Chemical analysis plays a role in virtually all aspects of everyday life throughout the world. With analytical techniques and instrumentation becoming evermore sophisticated, there is an increasing demand for qualified analytical chemists. This industrially relevant course will provide you with a strong background in the theory of analytical techniques and give you the ability to apply these techniques to complex analytical problems. You can also choose to combine your studies with training in the fundamentals of management theory.
The Analytical Chemistry MSc (ie not including Management Studies) provides exemption from Part A of the Mastership in Chemical Analysis, the statutory qualification for a public analyst.
What will you study?
You will gain the key skills required in the specialised area of analytical chemistry, including good measurement and scientific practice, evaluation interpretation of data, and other professional and organisational skills. You will also study core analytical techniques and their applications.
You may also be offered a placement within industry (depending on your results and project availability), where you will carry out your independent research project.
You can choose to study Management Studies with this degree, setting your scientific knowledge in a vocational context.
Exams, lab reports, assignments, case studies, oral and poster presentations, practical research project.
Work placement schemeKingston University
has set up a scheme that allows postgraduate students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing to include a work placement element in their course starting from September 2017. The placement scheme is available for both international and home/EU students.
-The work placement, up to 12 months; is optional.
-The work placement takes place after postgraduate students have successfully completed the taught portion of their degree.
-The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student. We cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it.
-As the work placement is an assessed part of the course for international students, this is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
-Statistics and Quality Systems
-Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy
-Specialised Analytical Techniques
A good honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, pharmacy, life science or a related subject for the MSc. Applicants with alternative qualifications will also need appropriate experience in analysis.