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.
You’ll be based at the Centre for Chemical and Structural Analysis, which houses the major capital equipment of the University and is the focus for our academic and commercial contract research in analysis.
Our experienced and highly skilled staff ensure that the instrumentation is maintained to industry standards through service contracts, controlled access and a quality management system.
We offer an array of analytical techniques and services to industrial clients including contract research, routine analysis and training courses.
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.