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.
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.