Loughborough University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Analytical Chemistry (Taught)

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Course summary

Our MSc Analytical Chemistry is designed to provide comprehensive training in the subject and its implementation in a variety of fields, including biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental analysis. 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 master's degree 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. Across the programme you will undertake core modules in separation techniques, spectroscopy and structural analysis, and research methods. You can choose two options from pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, sensors, drug targets, drug design and drug sythesis, and innovations in analytical science. You will also carry out a substantial research project (worth 60 credits) that will give you the experience of undertaking a research or development project managed according to modern industrial practice.

Course details


Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11900 Year 1
Scotland £11900 Year 1
Wales £11900 Year 1
International £26500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees shown are for new students commencing the first year of study in the specified year only. The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students, or those taking a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma, should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.
Analytical Chemistry at Loughborough University - UCAS