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Analytical Chemistry / with Management Studies (Masters) MSc

Analytical Chemistry MSc

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Full time 1 year 2 days a week September 2016
Part time 2 years 1 day a week September 2016

Analytical Chemistry with Management Studies MSc

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Full time 1 year 2 days a week, plus selected weekends for Management Studies pathway September 2016
Part time 2 years 1 day a week, plus selected weekends for Management Studies pathway September 2016

Choose Kingston's Analytical Chemistry / with Management Studies MSc

Chemical analysis plays a role in virtually all aspects of everyday life throughout the world. With analytical techniques and instrumentation becoming evermore sophisticated, there is an increasing demand for qualified analytical chemists. This industrially relevant course will provide you with a strong background in the theory of analytical techniques and give you the ability to apply these techniques to complex analytical problems. You can also choose to combine your studies with training in the fundamentals of management theory.

The Analytical Chemistry MSc (ie not including Management Studies) provides exemption from Part A of the Mastership in Chemical Analysis, the statutory qualification for a public analyst.

What will you study?

You will gain the key skills required in the specialised area of analytical chemistry, including good measurement and scientific practice, evaluation interpretation of data, and other professional and organisational skills. You will also study core analytical techniques and their applications.

You may also be offered a placement within industry (depending on your results and project availability), where you will carry out your independent research project.

You can choose to study Management Studies with this degree, setting your scientific knowledge in a vocational context.

Assessment

Exams, lab reports, assignments, case studies, oral and poster presentations, practical research project.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Modules

  • The module introduces students to the role of statistics and quality systems in modern analytical science. It demonstrates how a thorough understanding of statistical concepts, the analytical process and the quality systems and quality management paradigms collectively enable the consistent and reliable interpretation of analytical chemical data to support the economic requirements of a business organisation. The module aims are:

    • To define analytical chemistry and the criteria that distinguish it from other sciences.
    • To describe and appraise the analytical process in a systematic manner and emphasise the purpose of each stage.
    • Provide the rationale for the use of statistics in chemical analysis and experimental design and the skills required to perform statistical testing and interpretation of chemical data manually, via a calculator and with software.
    • To enhance students knowledge of the planning and development of quality systems in the analytical laboratory.
     
  • This module introduces the main spectroscopic techniques used in industry, e.g. UV/Vis, FTIR, Mass Spectrometry, NMR, AES, AAS and X -Ray methods and later progresses to the more advanced designs and applications, eg MS/MS, FTMS, TOF, sector and quadrupole mass analysers, 2D NMR, LCMS, MALDI, Atomic Fluorescence and ICPMS/AES.

     
  • This module introduces students to the principles and theory of separation science and its application in the laboratory including solvent extraction, high performance liquid chromatography, gas/liquid chromatography, centrifugation, gel and capillary electrophoresis and hyphenated techniques.

     
  • This module will:

    • introduce various specialised situations and techniques (eg clinical, environmental and materials science) in which the analyst will have to provide analytical solutions; and
    • illustrate the solution of complex analytical problems using an integrated approach.
     
  • This module involves a research- or industry-based in-depth research project. You will develop your ability to critically evaluate your own work as well as the work of others, utilising analytical and laboratory skills.

    On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • Prepare a realistic and coherent project proposal, formulate aims and objectives and plan your own time to achieve stated objectives.
    • Critically evaluate the current literature.
    • Carry out appropriate experiments in a safe manner (applying COSHH) and generate reliable data suitably analysed and apply appropriate statistical tests.
    • Communicate the results of the project in a coherent report and in oral and visual manner.
     

Management Studies pathway modules

  • The module introduces students to the role of statistics and quality systems in modern analytical science. It demonstrates how a thorough understanding of statistical concepts, the analytical process and the quality systems and quality management paradigms collectively enable the consistent and reliable interpretation of analytical chemical data to support the economic requirements of a business organisation. The module aims are:

    • To define analytical chemistry and the criteria that distinguish it from other sciences.
    • To describe and appraise the analytical process in a systematic manner and emphasise the purpose of each stage.
    • Provide the rationale for the use of statistics in chemical analysis and experimental design and the skills required to perform statistical testing and interpretation of chemical data manually, via a calculator and with software.
    • To enhance students knowledge of the planning and development of quality systems in the analytical laboratory.
     
  • This module introduces the main spectroscopic techniques used in industry, e.g. UV/Vis, FTIR, Mass Spectrometry, NMR, AES, AAS and X -Ray methods and later progresses to the more advanced designs and applications, eg MS/MS, FTMS, TOF, sector and quadrupole mass analysers, 2D NMR, LCMS, MALDI, Atomic Fluorescence and ICPMS/AES.

     
  • This module introduces students to the principles and theory of separation science and its application in the laboratory including solvent extraction, high performance liquid chromatography, gas/liquid chromatography, centrifugation, gel and capillary electrophoresis and hyphenated techniques.

     
  • This postgraduate module is aimed at the practical needs of students from different academic contexts such as, but not limited to computing, science, medicine, biotechnology and the health services who are aspiring team leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs in business within the context of the commercial, public, voluntary, or academic sector.

    The module introduces and uses activities and problem-solving to investigate business topics ranging from finance, accounting, budgeting, and marketing, to organisational management by developing the leadership skills to meet business challenges and cope with its complexity.

     
  • This module involves a research- or industry-based in-depth research project. You will develop your ability to critically evaluate your own work as well as the work of others, utilising analytical and laboratory skills.

    On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • Prepare a realistic and coherent project proposal, formulate aims and objectives and plan your own time to achieve stated objectives.
    • Critically evaluate the current literature.
    • Carry out appropriate experiments in a safe manner (applying COSHH) and generate reliable data suitably analysed and apply appropriate statistical tests.
    • Communicate the results of the project in a coherent report and in oral and visual manner.
     

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

For further information:

Postgraduate admissions
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Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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For further information:

Postgraduate admissions
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 4546
Email us

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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