Choose Kingston's Analytical Chemistry / with Management Studies MSc
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.
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.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Management Studies pathway modules
Statistics and Quality Systems Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy Separation Science Business in Practice Project
What this course offers you
The Analytical Chemistry course gives you a strong background in the theory of analytical techniques. You also learn how to apply these techniques to complex analytical problems. You have the chance to study recent trends in analytical science and the latest analytical techniques.
By choosing the Management Studies pathway, it will help to set your scientific knowledge in a vocational context. This makes it ideal if you want to work in a management position within the chemical industry.
The independent MSc research project gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills. Our students often find this an excellent selling point when looking for a job or promotion.
You can choose to take your project in industry or as collaborative research with other laboratories. For example, past projects have looked at: dust sources at Hampton Court Palace; determination of Hexavalent Chromium; and radiochemical investigation of Uranium 232.
The taught courses aim to prepare you for the job market. Alongside your academic studies, you gain skills in: problem solving and organisation; data collation, review and synopsis; communication (oral, written and electronic); time management; computing; and co-operation and teamwork.
Visiting speakers and industrial visits support the formal teaching on the course.
We regularly review our courses to make sure they remain up to date and that you graduate as a marketable industry professional.
The knowledge and skills you gain will allow you to pursue a career in analytical science in a variety of industries or the public sector.
A careers and networking event at the end of the course will help you build valuable contacts.
We offer flexible timetables and part-time options to help you fit your studies around other commitments. If you are working in industry and want to brush up in a particular analytical area, you can even take individual modules on a stand-alone basis.
English language requirements
In order to complete your programme successfully, it is important to have a good command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. Therefore, if you are a non-UK applicant* you will usually be required to provide certificated proof of English language competence before commencing your studies.
For this course the minimum requirement is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.
Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.
* Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
"I chose to do the Analytical Chemistry MSc because I did a bioanalysis module during my undergraduate degree which made me develop an interest in analytical chemistry.
"The teaching is great; the lecturers are the best, very approachable and helpful. The lecture material is absolutely relevant and the lectures basically take place on Wednesday and Thursday only, allowing us loads of time to study and get coursework done on time. The practicals on the course are really helpful. I got to use loads of the analytical instruments such as GC-MS, Infrared, UV-Vis and so many more."
Postgraduate SEC International Scholarships
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing is offering awards of £1,500 for international students on its taught, full-time MSc courses.Students selected to receive a scholarship award will act as an ambassador for Faculty promotional activities and events and have the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience assisting with undergraduate classes for between four and six hours per week (for a maximum of 40 hours over the year and teaching times to be arranged to work around your MSc timetable and any other commitments you may have). Selection ProcessSelection is by application only and applicants must:- Have a good academic record - Provide a statement of 500 words explaining why they think they would make a good ambassador for the course and the faculty.* Please note that applicants cannot be awarded more than one scholarship.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Any international student applying for a taught full-time postgraduate MSc course in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing with a confirmed offer of a place for the next academic intake (September or January).
In order to apply for a scholarship, you are required to fill in and submit a SEC Scholarship Application Form available on our website.The application must be typed and printed.The deadlines for receiving your application for scholarships are:* 31st July for September intake * 16th November for January intakeApplications received after this deadline can not be considered.Other scholarships for postgraduate students can be found at http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/scholarships/