About This Masters Degree
The MSc in Analytical Sciences is designed to offer learning, including continued professional development, for both full time (1 year) and part-time (2 years) studies. This can result in awards of MSc, Postgraduate diploma, or Certificate.
The programme develops a core of operational hands on experience of modern analytical instrumentation alongside the fundamentals of the analytical sciences. The application context of these core capabilities is then developed within thematic pathways aligned to key academic and commercial sectors.
Specialist PathwaysThe thematic pathways are: Analytical Chemistry, Archaeological Analysis, Environmental Analysis, Forensic Analysis and Pharmaceutical Analysis.
The courses in Analytical Sciences will be delivered through modules that fall into 3 categories:
1) Fundamentals and Skills Training: modules in this category establish knowledge and understanding of the basis of modern analytical science (Fundamental of Analytical Science module) and provide personal and transferable skills and experience for successful delivery of analytical science investigations and research projects (Scientific Project Management and Research Skills modules).
2) Instrumental Analytical Training: modules in this category establish knowledge and understanding of specific instrumental techniques, data analysis and potential applications. Each programme provides hands-on operator training to qualify successful students as independent users of instrumentation in the University Analytical Centre. These modules will be delivered as a 3-day ‘short course’ mode.
3) Specialist Analytical Applications: these modules provide the context of application for analytical science and enable students to develop an awareness of recording/reporting and regulatory requirements that apply in particular sectors (Professional Development). These aspects will be further developed alongside deepening experience of application context through a research project (Dissertation).
The instrumental science programmes are centred at Bradford’s state-of-the-art University Analytical Centre, a £3m facility housing the major capital equipment of the University and the focus for its commercial contract research in analysis. The Centre incorporates the following thematic areas: Confocal Microscopy (UV-Confocal, Visible-Confocal, Laser Micro-dissection), Electron Imaging (E-SEM, SEM-EDX, TEM), Elemental Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS, SIRa-MS), Optical Spectroscopy (FT-IR, FT-Raman, Dispersive Raman, UV-visible absorption, UV-fluorescence), Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (High Field NMR, CP-MAS NMR, EPR), Molecular Mass Spectrometry (EI/CI/ESI-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS, LC-MS2, MALDI-TOF), X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD, SCD), Thermal Analysis (DSC, TGA, DMA), In addition, dedicated facilities are available for ‘clean room’ preparation, cell culture and live cell imaging, and secure sample storage.
Entry RequirementsApplicants for the MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Sciences will be expected to have completed (or be due to complete) a degree in chemistry, a closely related discipline or have substantive equivalent experience. The first degree should be a BSc in a science subject (e.g. Biosciences, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Geology, Environmental Science, Archaeological Science) at the level of 1st, 2i or 2ii (2ii for subjects with significant analytical chemistry content, or recent equivalent experience). Admission onto the courses will be on an individual basis for overseas students, at an equivalent level to UK entry requirements, on the advice of Student Registry.
Admissions are made on the basis of suitability for the proposed course; based on qualifications, references, application and interview. A completed application form, references, official transcripts, or a list of courses/modules and grades/marks stamped by the applicant's undergraduate department or student registry are required of all applicants.
Suitability of applicants for the Certificate and for modules run as CPD (Continuing Professional Development) will be based on the criteria for the MSc in Analytical Sciences with an emphasis on recent relevant experience. Accreditation of Prior Learning (ACP), used to gain credits in recognition of prior experience, will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
We welcome applications from candidates with non-traditional qualifications, each application being considered on its individual merits.
For enquiries please clearly state:Subject of your bachelor degree
Year of entry e.g. September 2016
Analytical Sciences (MSc)
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2:2 or above in a relevant scientific discipline