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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time

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  • Last Updated

    04 September 2018

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The programme focuses on specialised modern analytical methodology. The range of industries or institutes where these skills are in demand includes the pharmaceutical industry, environmental institutions, research institutes and also the oil & gas industry.

There are many new innovations which require chemists with advanced skills to analyse and test new methods of analysing risks. This might be within oil and gas field product, it might relate to to our health via soils or toxic environment or it may related to processes which involve chemicals in production of products. Chemical analysis has moved into Industry 4.0 era and there are new capabilities to analyse via IOT devices, smart phones and small sensors which are deployed in difficult to reach places. At the university research has been undertaken to determine environmental contamination such as arsenic in rice. The research team has also undertaken research using mass spectrometry to identify quantities of contamination in a given situation. This type of research has a fundamental importance to how we analyse risk and quickly put in place measures to deal with it. The programme relates to bioanalysis, environment, pharmaceuticals but equally apply to food security, the oil and gas industry, and many other industries globally

Chemists have always been in demand worldwide within pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, fine chemicals, and within research laboratories across the globe. The programme at Aberdeen is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Class sizes are kept small to enable you to have strong teaching interaction and support in your studies. You will be taught by many staff in the environment group (TESLA)  and (MBC)


Aberdeen is noted for Nobel prizes within Chemistry which include the invention of modern chromatography (Synge 1952) and the discovery of a new element - protactinium (Soddy 1921).  Teaching at Aberdeen is informed by world class research within food security.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Advanced Analytical Methodologies A and B
  • Practical Exercise and Professional Skills in Analytical Chemistry

Semester 2

  • Research Techniques and Professional Skills and Problem Solving Theory and Practice
  • Research Project in Analytical Chemistry

Semester 3

  • Research Project in Analytical Chemistry

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • A Royal Society of Chemistry accredited degree programme
  • Alumni feedback and mentor students on this programme
  • Main areas are Bimolecular Chemistry (Natural products, medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry, surface and catalysis

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • September start

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