Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry in Ireland

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry(Analytical Chemistry)
  • Major Subject: Analytical Chemistry
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry

  • University College Cork University College Cork, Cork  
    Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

    Course Outline:
    MSc degree courses are provided in three key areas of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Analytical Chemistry and in Pharmaceutical Analysis. They are designed to provide advanced knowledge and hands-on training in modern analytical instrumental techniques. Separation science, sensors, and spectroscopic techniques are key elements alongside chemometrics, instrumentation and advanced research project completion. Students will have the flexibility to specialize in a chosen field and further advancement to Ph.D. research is available to highly motivated and talented postgraduates.
    The MSc in Analytical Chemistry is a one-year course designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills for employment in a diverse range of industries that require analytical expertise. The course curriculum consists of six months of lectures, laboratory practical sessions, career service workshops, industry-based seminars/workshops, site visits to industry and a six-month research project (industry, research institute, aboard).
    The curriculum has been developed with input from staff in the chemistry department and also by the industry advisory board, to provide you with the necessary skills required by employers. Students have the choice to complete the six-month research project in a national or international industry or university environment. They also have the opportunity to present their research at the annual George Guilbault Symposium that is sponsored by industry with a number of awards being presented to students at this event.

    On completion of this MSc course, you will be able to:
    • identify, formulate, analyse and solve problems in the analysis of chemical compounds
    • outline fundamental and applied aspects of chemical analysis
    • design and carry out a method of pharmaceutical and chemical analysis, including instrumental analysis
    • prepare written laboratory reports that provide a description of the experiment, explain the experiment and reasoning clearly, and provide an appropriate conclusion
    • communicate effectively with the chemistry, environmental and pharmaceutical communities
    • carry out research and method development in chemical, pharmaceutical and environmental analysis
    • prepare a written research report in the form of a dissertation

    The MSc course in Analytical Chemistry consists of eight-course modules that include lectures, set practical sessions, career service workshops, industry guest lectures, industry workshops and site visits and a six-month research project.
    Students study 90 credits course work from the following modules:
    Core Modules (50 credits)
    • CM6012 Modern Analytical Techniques, Chemical Data Analysis and GLP (10 credits)
    • CM6013 Separation Science, Sensors and Process Analytical Technology (10 credits)
    • CM6014 Materials, Pharmaceutical and Bio-analysis (10 credits)
    • CM6015 Practice of Analytical Chemistry (10 credits)
    • CM6026 Industry Led Workshops (5 credits)
    • CM6027 Taught Postgraduate Transferable Skills Development (5 credits)
    Choice from the following modules:
    Elective Module (10 credits)
    • EV4002 Environmental Monitoring (10 credits)
    • PF6301 Biopharmaceuticals: Formulation Design, Secondary Processing and Regulatory Compliance (10 credits)
    Research Project Module (30 credits)
    • CM6020 Research Project and Dissertation in Analytical Chemistry (30 credits)

    Programme Requirements:
    The MSc Degree in Analytical Chemistry is awarded to successful candidates after passing written examinations across all taught modules, including the continuously assessed practical module CM6015, and the research project, which has to be written up in the form of a dissertation and approved by the external examiner.
    The written examinations are split between the Winter and Spring examination periods. CM6012, EV4002 and PF6301 are taken in the Winter, whilst CM6013 and CM6014 are taken in the Spring. Students taking the course part-time over two years can decide in advance what exams to take in each of the two years.
    The research projects commence in Semester 2 and continue into Semester 3 and cover the time period of April to September. Dissertation completion and submission deadlines are the beginning of October each year.

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