Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry

The Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry is a two year degree programme offered on both block release and full time options. The programme consists of specialized taught courses and research projects. The taught courses cover the following areas of analytical chemistry; classical methods of analysis, electroanalytical methods, separation sciences (gas and liquid chromatographic techniques, electrophoretic methods), atomic and molecular spectroscopic methods, physical methods of characterization and application of statistical methods in analytical chemistry.  These courses equip the graduate with a much deeper understanding of most important aspects of analytical chemistry. The research projects or dissertation develops the graduate’s research skills which are in demand in industry, research institutions and universities.

Upon completion of the programme, the graduate is well equipped to work as a lecturer at polytechnic or university level, laboratory, quality assurance manager or research and development chemist in industry and public sector institutions. He/her may opt to pursue further studies at PhD without any problems.

Entry Requirements:
All applicants have to meet  the following minimum requirements for admission prescribed under the general regulations (i.e.):

  • BScEd with Chemistry or BSc (Honours) Chemistry, or any other relevant Natural Science degrees with 2.1 grades, or better.

This is a 2 year degree programme offered on both block release and full time options. The courses to be covered are as follows:

This is a 2 year degree programme offered on both block release and full time options. The courses to be covered are as follows:

Code                      Description
CH530                    Research Methods and Statistics in Chemistry      
CHA500                  Laboratory Management                                    
CHA501                  Principles of Electronics                                   
CHA502                  Physical Chemistry
CHA503                  Statistics for Analytical Chemistry                    
CHA504                  Sampling and Sample Preparation                  
CHA505                  Classical Methods          
CHA506                  Chromatographic Techniques                                         
CHA507                  Spectroscopic Methods I                                          
CHA508                  Spectroscopic Methods II                                         
CHA509                  Physical Methods of Characterization                                     
CHA510                  Structural Analysis in Inorganic and Organic  Chemistry
CHA511                  Environmental Chemistry                                          
CHA512                  Laboratory Project I                                                    
CHA513                  Laboratory Project II                                            
CHA600                  Dissertation