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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Analytical Chemistry programme at Birkbeck, University of London offers the opportunity to complete a research project in our research laboratories, with constant contact between staff and students which creates opportunities for you to comment on, and take responsibility for, the direction of your studies.

About

Alternatively you may complete the project at your place of work if appropriate.

This Analytical Chemistry programme at Birkbeck, University of London will develop your knowledge and understanding of key areas of analytical science and its practical applications, advance your understanding of recent advances in the field and equip you with the skills to formulate a research or method development plan and carry out the appropriate literature and data searches. You will also learn how to carry out chemical manipulations, operate advanced analytical equipment and work safely and efficiently in a laboratory.

Highlights

  • You can register for the Postgraduate Diploma and progress to the MSc by completing the requisite modules.
  • Chemistry is taught in the School of Science, which offers state-of-the-art instrumental and computing facilities, and the possibility of collaborating with industry.
  • The School also provides a seminar programme and skills training across disciplines.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research. 

Career and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in the health sector, toxicology, pharmaceuticals, academia and manufacturing. Possible professions include analytical chemist, research scientist (physical sciences), or scientific laboratory technician. This degree can also be useful in becoming a forensic scientist, chemical engineer, or pharmacologist.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Electroanalysis and Sensors
  • Fundamental Concepts of Analytical Science and Instrumentation plus Research Skills
  • NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
  • Optical Spectroscopy and Atomic Spectrometry
  • Separation Science
  • Statistics and Data Quality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. 
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Course specific requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a scientific subject.
  • Less-qualified students may be accepted, if they have appropriate work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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