M.Sc. Applied Science (Environmental Analytical Chemistry)

University College Cork

Application deadline: January 15th:Offers made by January 30th/March 1st:Offers made by March 15th/May 1st:Offers made by May 15th/July 1st:Offers made by July 15th
Tuition fee:
  • € 7,500 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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MSc degree courses are provided in three key areas of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Analytical Chemistry and in Pharmaceutical Analysis. They are designed to provide advanced knowledge and hands-on training in modern analytical instrumental techniques. Separation science, sensors, and spectroscopic techniques are key elements alongside chemometrics, instrumentation and advanced research project completion. You will have the flexibility to specialise in a chosen field and further advancement to PhD research is available to highly motivated and talented postgraduates.


On completion of this course, you will be able to:

* identify, formulate, analyse and solve problems in the analysis of chemical compounds

* outline fundamental and applied aspects of chemical analysis

* design and carry out a method of pharmaceutical and chemical analysis, including instrumental analysis

* prepare written laboratory reports that provide a description of the experiment, explain the experiment and reasoning clearly, and provide an appropriate conclusion

* communicate effectively with the chemistry, environmental and pharmaceutical communities

* carry out research and method development in chemical, pharmaceutical and environmental analysis

* prepare a written research report in the form of a dissertation

Programme Requirements

The MSc Degree in Applied Science is awarded to successful candidates after passing written examinations across all taught modules, including the continuously assessed practical module CM6015, and the research project (from CM6016-8), which has to be written up in the form of a dissertation and approved by the external examiner.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

* CM6012 Modern Analytical Techniques, Chemical Data Analysis and GLP (10 credits)
* CM6013 Separation Science, Sensors and Process Analytical Technology (10 credits)
* CM6014 Materials, Pharmaceutical and Bio-analysis (10 credits)
* CM6015 Practice of Analytical Chemistry (10 credits)

Plus 10 credits from the following areas of application:

* EV4002Environmental Monitoring (10 credits)
* PF6301 Biopharmaceuticals: Formulation Design, Secondary Processing and Regulatory Compliance (10 credits) or

Plus ONE of the following Research Projects:

* CM6016 Research Project and Dissertation in Analytical Chemistry (40 credits)
* CM6017 Research Project and Dissertation in Environmental Analytical Chemistry (40 credits)
* CM6018 Research Project and Dissertation in Pharmaceutical Analysis (40 credits)

NOTE: The choice of Research Project informs the choice of MSc programme. Modules CM6012-4 and PF6301, EV4002 are mainly lectures, given in periods one and two of the academic year. Practical laboratory training experiments must also be completed under CM6015.

In period two, you choose a research project area and start literature surveys, while April to September is dedicated to research work, and written examinations take place in May and June. Dissertation completion and submission deadlines are mid-September each year.


Candidates must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a subject(s) related to that of the MSc programme.

The number of places is limited and selection will be made on the basis of the candidate's performance in his/her primary degree. Graduates with equivalent qualifications in related areas of science and technology, or with proven and relevant industrial experience can be considered for places following interview and assessment.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5


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