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Course summary

This course is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students. It is particularly geared towards the analytical professionals seeking to refresh their knowledge of analytical chemistry, and to recent graduates in a wide range of sciences allied to chemistry including, biology, chemistry, environmental science, forensic science, and physics. This course enables students to develop and further their knowledge of chemical analysis, with a range of core modules. Students can expand their interests further by selecting module options and an analytical chemistry lead research project. Students will study chromatography, spectroscopy, and spectroscopic methods in drugs analysis. They will gain knowledge in advanced instrumentation and analysis covering special topics in metabonomics and metabolomics, high-throughput screening, drugs and pharmaceuticals in the environment, drugs in biological samples, and receptor activation.


Core modules: Drug Detection, Analysis and Screening; Research Methods and Independent Study; Research Project. Optional modules: Physical Properties of Solid-state and Nano-composite Materials; Inorganic Chemistry Beyond the Molecule; Organic Synthesis and Characterisation of Biologically Active Compounds.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include: written exam; oral presentation; assignment; poster presentation; research project.

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a chemistry related subject including forensic science, pharmacology and pharmacy. Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications are also considered. International students need IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing).

Fees and funding

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Analytical Chemistry at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS