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BSc (Hons) Applied Science (Analytical Chemistry)

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Course UCAS code: F180
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
The course is a practical and technique driven course that will develop your knowledge and understanding of the science industry and the analytical skills required to progress your career. The course was developed in response to the growing demands from local chemical, pharmaceutical and environmental companies and recent research by the Royal Society of Chemistry in conjunction with the Gatsby Foundation which identified that there is a skills shortage in this area. You will be taught by industry experienced tutors who have worked in and/or managed analytical and quality control laboratories. Staff also have experience of working in a UKAS accredited environment, which is becoming more important within the sector. You will learn in our recently redeveloped £18 million Parson Building and use a range of analytical instrumentation and techniques. These include obtaining a good grounding in wet chemistry along with hands on experience of ultra violet/visible and infrared spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. You will not only develop your technical skills but also improve your professional skills such as communication and interpersonal skills, through producing reports, essays and presentations. As part of our work-ready guarantee you will have the opportunity to obtain student membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). During the course you will meet the criteria that will enable you to achieve Registered Scientist status which is awarded by the RSC. You will also have the opportunity to attain qualifications in Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), manual handling, working at heights and/or MS Office. You will benefit from industry trips to enrich your learning to organisations such as Proctor & Gamble and Northumbrian Water. As a scientist, your analytical and problem-solving skills, experience in research, excellent training in fundamental scientific principles as well as practical skills will make you highly sought after by many employers. Wherever things are made or used, an analytical chemist will be required to both quantify them and to determine their component ingredients. During the course you will have developed a high standard of practical and analytical techniques suitable for working in major industries such as pharmaceuticals, foods, plastics, transport, health care, agrochemicals, energy production, atmospheric research, forensic science, or environmental monitoring. This course will help you to progress into a career as a laboratory technician, a quality control analyst, an analytical analyst or research technician. For those wanting to continue their studies, you could progress on to a PGCE in Science, upon competition of this course or an appropriate Masters degree.
Year One: Academic Development, Basic Concepts in Chemistry, Chemistry, Introduction to Analytical Chemistry, Maths for Scientists, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Ensuring Quality – Legislation and Statistics, Method Development and Validation, Professional Development, Separation Techniques, Work-Based Learning. Year Three: Advanced Analytical Techniques, Honours Project, Laboratory Operations and Management, New and Emerging Science and Potential Applications, Science and the Environment.
Assessment Methods:
You will learn in a variety of ways including practical laboratory sessions, e-learning, independent study and work-based projects. Assessment is carried out through a variety of ways including, reports, essays, presentations and poster sessions.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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