Developed in consultation with the pharmaceutical industry and a leading instrument manufacturer, who participate in the delivery of the course.
Delivered jointly by academics from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the School of Pharmacy.
Receive hands on training and complete a summer research project.
- Entry requirements
- 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £20,800 / ¥189,260
The whole course is hands-on. You don’t just get talked at, you’ll be trained on techniques such as:
- Liquid and gas chromatography (HPLC, GC)
- Mass spectrometry (MS)
- Thermal Analysis (DSC, TGA)
- X-ray crystallography (PXRD, XRD)
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
You will also receive training on QA/QC aspects of the Pharmaceutical Industry
- State of the art X-Ray and NMR facilities
- HPLC and GC instrumentation
- Thermal analysis equipment
- Electron microscopes
For your research project, you’ll spend three months in a laboratory. You have the option to do this in industry, for example in Almac.
Our industrial partners have fed into and influenced the course structure, to tell us what they need from the latest analytical graduates.
We have guest lecturers from industry to tell you about the issues they face, out in the field.
We have also partnered with Agilent, the industry leader in chemical analysis, to equip our labs and deliver hands-on training, troubleshooting workshops and insights on trends in analytical instrumentation.
Our class is getting much more international. Although many of your predecessors on this course remain in Northern Ireland, previous international graduates have returned home with the knowledge they’ve gained here, in the expectation of getting a much better job. Everything is on-campus, and the course is very hands-on and interactive.