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Analytical Sciences


2024 - 2025


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Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Analytical Sciences will be expected to have completed (or be due to complete) a degree in chemistry, a closely related discipline or have substantive equivalent experience.

The first degree should be a BSc in a science subject (e.g. Biosciences, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Geology, Environmental Science, Archaeological Science) at 2:2 or above.

English language requirements

For students whose first language is not English a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score at 6.0 or the equivalent is required.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

Learning activities include lectures, laboratories, workshops and directed study.

Core modules are dedicated to developing generic analytical key skills, specialism practice and project management experience.

The specialist modules relating to the analytical instruments include lectures, workshops, hands-on laboratory and instrument sessions with relevant samples under the instruction of a team of interdisciplinary specialists in the area.

The modules are assessed through course work (problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, project plan, training plan), oral presentations and formal exams.

This research intensive masters emphasises early engagement in hands-on laboratory and analytical work with the output of MSc thesis plus research paper draft.

These progressively focus on student-centred approaches to learning and will reflect increasing reliance on independent responsibility for learning. In this way you will develop the attributes needed for life-long learning and continued professional development.

Study support

A comprehensive support network is here for you to ensure you reach your academic potential and go on to further success in the future.

You’ll benefit from a range of support services, including:

  • personal academic tutor
  • student support/administration team
  • Academic Skills Advice Service
  • Career and Employability services
  • award-winning Disability Service
  • well stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities


The programme is research-led, with module and lecture content revised to respond to newly published research.

The teaching team are all research-active (many also engage in commercial work) and keep students informed of cutting-edge research and new debates as they are happening.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.