Technical Leadership (Analytical Science) at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Technical Leadership (Analytical Science) (Taught)

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Course summary

Scientists play a critical role in shaping our world – planning, leading and conducting experiments and research to solve many of society's problems, creating new technologies, materials, equipment, processes and systems. This MSc in Technical Leadership in Analytical Science not only develops your expertise in advanced science, but also equips you with leadership and management skills that can progress your career, opening up more senior positions. You’ll understand strategy, be able to foster innovation, manage projects professionally, engage and motivate others at a University that has invested £34m in its state-of-the-art science laboratories which feature industry-standard equipment and facilities. Why choose this course?

  • Flexible part-time delivery over two years – only 15 days on campus in Year 1 – so you can earn while you learn, with Year 2 dedicated to an extended year-long industrial project.
  • Gain relevant scientific experience either directly in industry or with industry input here on campus – a minimum of 16 hours per week for 46 weeks in Year 2
  • Ranked in the Top 50 UK universities for the teaching of Chemistry, and Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • Ranked Global Top 500 for Physical Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2022).
  • Outstanding facilities with high specification experimental and analytical instrumentation to prepare you for professional employment in the science sector.
The programme is designed to provide scientific technical knowledge and skills, including instrumentation and experimental skills, data collection and reporting, while developing the leadership qualities that prepare you professionally for the challenges of the modern science sector. You'll develop a thorough understanding of analytical science through real-life problem-solving activities, which will enhance any previous scientific training. This will enable you to create a workplace culture that promotes scientific endeavour with the ability to convincingly explain any findings to scientists and non-scientists. Meanwhile, the leadership and management skills specific to this programme will be a fundamental addition to your learning, building your confidence and the capability to engage, motivate and lead others, placing you in a better position to claim senior positions involving driving complex projects and teams forward. Within our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll acquire the scientific knowledge, technical expertise and a wide range of professional skills to work with confidence in a commercial or academic laboratory context. The University’s £34m Central Science Laboratory (CSL) has industrial grade analytical and laboratory equipment used for laboratory teaching. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate degree in a subject that has Analytical Science components e.g. Chemistry or Forensic Science, with at least a second class lower (2:2) classification or an international equivalent. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants who meet the academic entry requirements will be offered an interview as part of the selection process.

Fees and funding

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Technical Leadership (Analytical Science) at Keele University - UCAS