This course has multiple start dates:
17 / 09 / 2012
14 / 01 / 2013
1 year full-time
2-4 years part-time
20 September and January start (this number may be subject to change)
Full Time / Part Time
Available at the following campuses:
The minimum entry requirements are
normally any one of the following:
• An Honours degree in Chemistry, Biology
or a related subject.
• Graduate membership of the Royal
Society of Chemistry.
• An ordinary degree in Chemistry or its
equivalent such as GRSC Part 1 or FIMLS
plus a minimum of two years approved
experience and any preliminary studies
we deem necessary.
• Equivalent qualifications from
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This course provides postgraduate education in Analytical Bioscience, a specialism which is a major source of employment for scientists. Analytical Bioscience investigates the development and application of advanced analytical techniques in the area of biomedical sciences.This course will provide training in the methodological aspects of biology, which are important in many areas of drug discovery and design such as treatment for cancer and inherited disorders. The interactions between potentially harmful chemicals and living organisms at the molecular and cellular level will also be investigated. This course also investigates the possible sources of error in experimental and instrumental analysis thus allowing the correct interpretation of experimentally-derived scientific data.It is suitable for recent graduates, who did not cover this area in depth during their degree, and for established bioscientists who wish to up-date their knowledge.This course is two thirds taught material (core lectures are delivered on two days of the week) and one third research project.
The course provides graduates with the opportunity to extend their knowledge in the area of analytical bioscience. The taught part of the course consists of seven theory modules in the areas of analytical biochemistry and relevant analytical chemistry as well as a practical module. The research project requires 50 days laboratory work and takes place during the summer, sometimes through an industrial placement.
We offer the following modules:
• Fundamentals of Analytical Science
• Data Treatment and Analysis
• Advanced Separation Techniques
• Advanced Methods for Organics
• Biochemical Methods
• Practical (including mini-project)
• Molecular Medicine
• Molecular and Cellular Toxicology
• Research Project
• Placement and Careers (no credits are awarded for this module)
There is the opportunity for some students to carry out their research project in an industrial setting. Placements are normally a minimum of eight weeks in the period between June and September.
Currently there are good employment opportunities for Analytical Bioscientists. Recent graduates from this course are employed in major bioanalytical testing contract research organisations as well as in the pharmaceutical and food industries. A number have undertaken academic research leading to a PhD.
Considerable emphasis is placed on independent learning. Face-to-face contact is through weekly lectures, workshops and practical laboratory classes. Additional leaning materials are provided on the University’s VLE. There is an Academic Skills Tutor within the School of Applied Sciences who can help with things like report writing, revision and examination technique, numeracy skills, etc. Modules are mainly assessed by assignments, problem solving exercises, assessment of laboratory skills and written examinations. The research project is assessed by written report and oral presentation.
Here at the University of Huddersfield, we continue to work hard to ensure that we set a fee for postgraduate students that is fair and offers you value for money. The tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance, please see Fees and finance.
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If you are interested in postgraduate research degrees, you can find information about research degree fees and finance here.
Unfortunately we do not have any loans or bursaries for UK or EU citizens.However, applicants may apply for a Career Development Loan before they accept a place on the course.Please use the following link: http://www.direct.gov.uk
There are also a number of Patrick Stewart Scholarships available and other schemes for well qualified international students.
Research degrees are also available in this area. Contact us for details. Interim Awards A Master's course is 180 Master's level credits, which would normally take one calendar year full-time study. Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early. Please contact us for details of the credits required for these interim awards.
-One of the most important aspects of this course is that you will also get hands-on experience using a wide range of analytical instrumentation in our well equipped laboratories. This is through structured practicals as well as open ended group mini-projects.
-The course includes statistical analysis of data which is essential in the interpretation of all analytical data.
- You will be taught by research active staff most of whom are members of professional bodies including the Biochemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Forensic Science Society and the Higher Education Academy.
- Science research at Huddersfield is thriving and expanding. In the 2008 RAE 75% of the research in chemistry was rated as internationally recognised with 25% being rated as internationally excellent. As well as pure analytical science there are many research projects which involve the application of analytical science. This is evidenced in the range of in-house MSc research projects which include sensor development, drug analysis, design of novel drug formulations and delivery methods and bioremediation.
We hope you are interested in what you have seen and want to apply to join us.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.