Analytical chemists assess the chemical structure and nature of substances using a range of techniques, such as electro-chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, and spectroscopy; skills which are needed for a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis and toxicology.
They are employed by a variety of public and private sector organisations and can specialise in areas such as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, quality control or forensics.
Our Analytical Chemistry MSc programme at Loughborough University comprises a broad range of modules that cover all the major analytical techniques, complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills, and with the option to study aspects of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry if desired.
Our Analytical Chemistry master's is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills that are applicable in a range of contexts, including food, pharmaceuticals and environmental analysis.
Graduates from the programme have progressed to rewarding careers in a range of industries including drug synthesis and development, pharmaceutical analysis, drug formulation and delivery, food science and technology, water purification, research and teaching.
Recent graduate destinations include:
- Alliance Boots, Process Technologist
- GlaxoSmithKline, Analytical Scientist
- Intertek, Analytical Chemist
- LGC Forensics, Human Testing Scientist
- Nemaura Pharma Ltd, Development Scientist
- Novartis, Bioanalytical Scientist
- Research Methods
- Separation Techniques
- Mass Spectrometry and Associated Techniques
- Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
- Drug Targets, Drug Design and Drug Synthesis
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Natural Sciences Molecular Sciences View 123 other Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom
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- A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.
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