This 1-year Analytical Chemistry degree at The University of Edinburgh covers both the theory and the applications of a number of techniques in Analytical Chemistry, as well as introducing students to the principles of the “analytical process”, data analysis/presentation, and research methods. During the degree and the research project, students can specialise in different streams of Analytical Chemistry such as analysis of biomolecules, environmental analysis or characterisation of materials to name but a few.
The School of Chemistry hosts world-class Analytical Chemistry facilities that will be at the core of the teaching and training of our students, not only to provide the theoretical knowledge behind analytical chemistry techniques, but also unique hands-on experience of operating the instruments.
The Analytical Chemistry programme at The University of Edinburgh will have a strong practical element and significant continuous assessment. The majority of teaching is delivered in small groups and the students are assessed through a combination of coursework, laboratory reports, presentations, exams, and performance and reporting on the MSc research project.
The School of Chemistry actively supports and guides its students in their career aspirations. Analytical chemists are employed by a range of industries and services (private and government sectors) and diverse career opportunities exist for our MSc Analytical Chemistry graduates. They are qualified to take up many roles in the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries, either in research and development or sales and marketing.
Analytical chemists play an important role in environmental analysis and protection, healthcare services, diagnostics, vaccine development, and consumer safety to name but a few. Alternatively, an MSc degree is an excellent precursor to a PhD degree.
The degree also provides training in problem solving and analytical thinking, and provides valuable skills in data analysis and presentation, making our graduates attractive to employers from the IT, management, corporate finance and big data sectors.
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The degree includes topics in:
- Chromatography and Separation Science
- Optical Spectroscopy
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
- Electrochemistry and Sensors
- Sampling and Data analysis
- Analysis of Biomolecules
- Environmental Analysis
- Characterisation of Materials
- Research Methods
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesChemistry Biochemistry View 245 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in chemistry, or a closely related discipline, with a strong chemistry component.
- We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant work experience and supportive references.
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International33500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- Home fees have still to be agreed
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.