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ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £3150.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This modular Postgraduate Diploma delivers comprehensive training in analytical chemistry, with a specialist module in clinical analysis.

The programme offers the opportunity to complete a research project in our research laboratories, with constant contact between staff and students which creates opportunities for you to comment on, and take responsibility for, the direction of your studies. Alternatively you may complete the project at your place of work if appropriate.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of key areas of analytical science and its practical applications, advance your understanding of recent advances in the field and equip you with the skills to formulate a research or method development plan and carry out the appropriate literature and data searches. You will also learn how to carry out chemical manipulations, operate advanced analytical equipment and work safely and efficiently in a laboratory.

This modular Postgraduate Diploma delivers comprehensive training in analytical chemistry, with a specialist module in clinical analysis. The programme offers the opportunity to complete a research project in our research laboratories, with constant contact between staff and students which creates opportunities for you to comment on, and take responsibility for, the direction of...

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Course Content

The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded for successfully completing all the taught modules of the MSc Analytical Chemistry but not the project, or at least half the taught modules and the project.

The research project is worth 60 credits.

TAUGHT MODULES (FULL-TIME STUDENTS)

  • Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Electroanalysis and Sensors
  • Fundamental Concepts of Analytical Science and Instrumentation plus Research Skills
  • NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
  • Optical Spectroscopy and Atomic Spectrometry
  • Separation Science
  • Statistics and Data Quality
  • Techniques in Clinical Analysis

YEAR 1 TAUGHT MODULES (PART-TIME STUDENTS)

  • Fundamental Concepts of Analytical Science and Instrumentation plus Research Skills
  • Separation Science
  • Statistics and Data Quality

YEAR 2 TAUGHT MODULES (PART-TIME STUDENTS)

  • Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Electroanalysis and Sensors
  • NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
  • Optical Spectroscopy and Atomic Spectrometry
  • Techniques in Clinical Analysis

OPTIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT

  • Analytical Chemistry Research Project

The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded for successfully completing all the taught modules of the MSc Analytical Chemistry but not the project, or at least half the taught modules and the project. The research project is worth 60 credits. TAUGHT MODULES (FULL-TIME STUDENTS) Analysis of Solids and Surfaces, Electroanalysis and...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£6300.00

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£3150.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A second-class honours degree in a scientific subject.

Less-qualified students may be accepted, if they have appropriate work experience.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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