Analytical Chemistry MSc/PGDip


Course facts

  • Name: Analytical Chemistry
  • Qualification: MSc/PGDip
  • Duration: MSc: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time

This 12 month course provides recent graduates with training via a combination of taught advanced level modules and by means of individual research projects chosen to give a range of hands-on experience in advanced analytical techniques (including AAS, NMR, GC and HPLC) and scientific skills applicable for analytical chemistry research. Wherever possible, projects are designed to tackle real environmental and industrial problems. The majority of projects are carried out in collaboration with an industrial partner.

Why Choose Bangor?

  • Study at a traditional University established in 1884
  • Bangor’s cutting edge research in analytical, environmental and materials chemistry
  • The opportunity to gain advanced level skills on a high quality course
  • Strong emphasis on links to related businesses and industries
  • The opportunity to study in a friendly department in a unique environment between the mountains and the sea.

What can I do with this degree?

  • Research pollutant levels in marine and costal environments
  • Develop new sensors for measuring of organic and inorganic species
  • Develop new methods for analysis of phenolic compounds
  • Analyse residual stress in thin films
  • Identify new biomarkers of disease states

Read the course leaflet.

For more details see the Postgraduate section of the Chemistry website.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

You will study:

  • A MSc degree/postgraduate diploma consisting of both a taught element and a substantial research project
  • Advanced analytical techniques with options in environmental and advanced chemistry modules
  • An extended research project
  • Transferable skills for analytical chemistry
  • Laboratory health and safety

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Analytical Chemistry Modules page.

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2(ii) honours degree in Chemistry or a chemistry-related subject.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email


How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Careers and Employability

  • Quality Assurance Laboratories
  • Oil and gas monitoring industry
  • Hi-Tech industry
  • Postgraduate study in Chemistry, Environmental or related sciences (PhD)
  • Teaching

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