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Analytical Sciences

PG Diploma
Duration: 1 year
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: PG Diploma
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Life Sciences
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Overview

The course will provide a systematic training in the application of modern analytical methods. It provides the necessary practical, interpretative analytical skills to apply a wide range of analytical techniques to key areas of application.

This programme is designed to develop you to become an experienced, independent practitioner of modern analytical science in tune with the needs of research and industry.

Measurement is at the core of science, and this programme develops a core of operational experience of modern analytical instrumentation alongside the fundamentals of the analytical sciences. The application of these core capabilities is then developed within thematic pathways aligned to key academic and commercial sectors.

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Archaeological Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis

Why Bradford?

  • The course was developed in conjunction with academic experts and provides defined pathways related to specific application areas of instrumental analytical sciences.
  • The course's multidisciplinary platform is based at the University of Bradford's state-of-the-art Analytical Centre, a £4 million facility housing major capital equipment.

Rankings

Entry requirements

Additional entry requirements:

MSc or Postgraduate Diploma:

  • 2:2 or above in a science subject (e.g. Biosciences, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Geology, Environmental Science, Archaeological Science) or substantive equivalent experience 

English language requirements:

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Modules

Modules: (C) = Core, (O) = Option

180 Credits (The number of (C) and (O) Modules taken depends on the chosen pathway)

Semester 1 - 60 Credits:

ModuleCredits

 Analytical  Chemistry

Archaeological Analysis

Environmental AnalysisForensic AnalysisPharmaceutical Analysis
Fundamentals of Analytical Science

20

C

C

C

C

C

Professional Development

20 Credits split over both Semesters, 10 Credits per Semester

 

 C

C

C

C

C

Scientific Project Management

10

 O

C

C

C

C

Separation Science

10 

 O

O

O

C

C

Vibrational Spectroscopy

10

 O

O

O

O

C

X-Ray Diffraction

10

 O

C

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

10

 O

O

O

O

O

Semester 2 - 60 Credits:

ModuleCredits

Analytical Chemistry

Archaeological Analysis

Environmental AnalysisForensic AnalysisPharmaceutical Analysis
Electron Microscopy

10

 O

C

O

C

O

Elemental Analysis

10

 O

C

C

O

O

In-Situ Measurement

10

 O

O

C

O

O

Light Isotope Analysis

10 

 O

C

O

O

O

Mass Spectrometry

10

 O

C

C

C

O

Thermal Analysis

10 

 O

O

O

O

C

 

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

Many students go on to study for PhDs either at Bradford or elsewhere.

Recent graduates have taken up analytical scientist managerial roles in international companies.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2017/18:

  • Home/EU - £6,200
  • International - £16,970

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

International students

If you applying from outside the UK and require additional support you may apply through your country representative.

They can help you at every stage and communicate with the University on your behalf. They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival to the UK such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.

Further information is available on our International Office website.

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.