Are you an analytical professional seeking to refresh your knowledge of analytical chemistry? Are you a recent graduate in a wide range of sciences allied to chemistry?
We can provide you with the advanced knowledge, skills and attributes required to start or progress a career in Analytical Chemistry and its sub-disciplines, or act as a base for entry to PhD studies. This Masters would be a good stepping stone for those in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science and Physics.
This course enables you to develop and further your knowledge of chemical analysis, with a range of core modules. You can expand your interests further by selecting module options and an analytical chemistry lead research project within one of our diverse range of internationally recognised research groups.
You’ll study chromatography, spectroscopy, and spectroscopic methods in drugs analysis. You’ll 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.
How you’re taught
Contact hours for a 20 cp modules are typically around 50 hours, with a further 150 hours expected from you for directed and independent study.
- written exam
- oral presentation
- poster presentation
- research project
Careers and employability
At Nottingham Trent University, we know that your employability and job prospects are crucial factors in your choice of university. You need to know that your postgraduate degree will be worth the time and money you spend on it.
Our strength lies in the relevance of our degrees to the real world. In all subject areas, we encourage you to recognise your transferable skills and their application to a multitude of careers. By taking an Analytical Chemistry postgraduate degree, you will benefit from the progressive development of a variety of skills, such as advanced laboratory techniques and the critical analysis and synthesis of a breadth and depth of relevant chemistry-specific research.
Chemistry graduates have gone on to work in a variety of job markets, and recent employers include:
- Reckitt Benckiser
- Alfa Aesar
- Birds Eye.
Although this course does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and benefits from strong links with industry.
To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that really matter. From conservation management to sustainable farming, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise up and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.
Campus and facilities
You will have access to a range of first-class facilities and equipment at the School of Science and Technology. Our laboratories are modern and well-equipped with:
- up-to-date scientific, electronic and computing equipment
- a modern electron microscope suite.
You will also have access to specialist facilities for:
- gas and liquid chromatography
- mass spectroscopy
- atomic absorption spectroscopy
- structure determination, including powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction
- solution and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)
- infrared spectroscopy and UV-visible spectroscopy.
Rosalind Franklin Building
This facility, opened in 2012, will provide you with access to some of the best laboratory teaching facilities for Chemistry in the UK. The large teaching laboratory space is equipped with modern IT facilities and equipment, ensuring that you receive excellent training in practical laboratory techniques and modern analytical methods.
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Facility
We invested £2.3 million in the construction of this building in 2002. This has proven to be a worthwhile investment, as this facility supports the School’s extensive biomedical research activities.
Natural Sciences Research FacilityThis facility supports and enhances the School’s research in physics, biosciences, chemistry, imaging, materials, and sport.
The pharmaceutical and chemical industry is a well-established market growing globally. There is a steady increase in international employment opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry.
Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of job markets including:
- food and drinks
- liquid crystals
- advance materials engineering
- finance and sales.