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Analytical Science - Food Analysis, Authenticity and Safety, PgCert | PgDip | MSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
This MSc Analytical Science - Food Analysis, Authenticity and Safety course offered at the Robert Gordon University is designed for Scientists and Engineers who wish to develop their skills in food analysis, authenticity and safety. The course will enhance your career prospects and give you the confidence and competence to make a difference in this fascinating field.

About

At the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc Analytical Science - Food Analysis, Authenticity and Safety degree you will benefit from the use of modern analytical equipment, and a real insight into the latest developments and challenges facing the industry. Your coursework will be underpinned by research, and industry-input, providing you with the best platform from which to deliver relevant and up-to-date analytical science services as a well-prepared graduate.

Job Prospects

85% of MSc Analytical Sciences graduates have gone on to employment in analytical sciences and 12% have continued to PhD study (Business Gateway, 2017). Graduates gain employment in a wide range of areas such as research, project management and analytical services associated with a range of industries including distillation, pharmaceutical, oilfield chemistry, food/drink analysis and environmental science.

Graduates may also go on to further their academic career by seeking doctoral studies either within Robert Gordon University, when funding and suitable vacancies are available, or the rest of the UK, EU or internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Skills And Techniques
  • Laboratory Work
  • Instrumental Analytical Sciences
  • Food Analysis, Authenticity & Safety
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Drug Analysis And Toxicology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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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

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant science subject area and to include Chemistry including (but not restricted to) Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Science, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or Life Sciences.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14520 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time:

EU:

  • £2,750 /yr

International Students:

  • £7,260 /yr

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 

Part-time

  • £3,375 for year 

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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