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Studying Chemistry - Environmental Analytical Chemistry at the University College Cork

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. Students will have the flexibility to specialise in a chosen field and further advancement to PhD research is available to highly motivated and talented postgraduates.

 

The MSc in Environmental Analytical Chemistry is a one-year course designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills for employment in a diverse range of industries that require analytical expertise. The course curriculum consists of six months of lectures, laboratory practical sessions, career service workshops, industry-based seminars/workshops, site visits to industry and a six-month research project (industry, research institute, aboard).

 

The curriculum has been developed with input from staff in the chemistry department and also by the industry advisory board, to provide you with the necessary skills required by employers. Students have the choice to complete the six-month research project in a national or international industry or university environment. They also have the opportunity to present their research at the annual George Guilbault Symposium that is sponsored by industry with a number of awards being presented to students at this event.

 

On completion of this MSc 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

 

The MSc course in Environmental Analytical Chemistry consists of eight course modules that include lectures, set practical sessions, career service workshops, industry guest lectures, industry workshops and site visits and a six-month research project.


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Chemistry - Environmental Analytical Chemistry: Course Practicalities

The courses consist of a 12 month full-time intensive programme of lectures, laboratory work on set experiments and a dissertation based on individual research and development in the selected field of modern analytical science, under the supervision of an expert staff member. Part-time students may complete the course over 24 months subject to flexible day release from industry.

 

Qualified and experienced scientists from Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) at UCC lecture on the course, in particular professors and lecturers in chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry and materials science. There are also a number guest lectures from Tyndall National Institute, invited guest speakers from other institutes and invited guest lectures from industry. An important aspect of the course is the industry-led teaching agenda and the support the course has from industry in delivering the industry led workshops and facilitating on-site visits.

 

 

Why Choose This Course

This is the most established Environmental Analytical MSc course in Ireland and is amongst the more popular MSc courses studied in UCC. This MSc course in particular has great international success in attracting students from all over the World due to the industry-led teaching agenda. The industry relevant curriculum offered to students and the opportunity to complete a six-month placement in industry or an academic research lab has also impacted greatly on the student experience. The global recognition of the course is also evident from our international alumni that maintains contact through a dedicated LinkedIn group.

 

This course also has an Industry Advisor Board that provides crucial industry feedback on both the teaching strategy and practice for the taught postgraduate course in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. There are currently 18 companies on this board with representatives from the Pharmacutical, BioPharma, Biomedical Device, Environment and Food/Beverage sectors. There are a number guest lectures from industry and a dedicated industry led module where students participate in a series of workshops either delivered on site with the industry partner or hosted by the Tyndall National Institute.

 

Annually, the George Guilbault Symposium provides the MSc students with an opportunity to present their Thesis projects. This event is run over two days, with all students presenting. An evening reception also takes places where students have the chance to present a poster on their research work and engage with industry. Students are shortlisted for presenting to the industry judges on the second day and these presentations are distributed amongst several keynote presentations made by industry. All the awards (Best Presentation and Best Poster) are sponsored by industry.

 

This MSc course in Environmental Analytical Chemistry gives students a broad foundation in analytical chemistry and its application in an industrial setting with more focus specifically on the analysis of environmental samples and environmental legislation. It also provides them an opportunity to gain much sought-after and valued industry relevant training and qualification in an analytical division. This course is internationally recognised for its award-winning and high quality students with >90% of students finding employment in industry or going on to further their studies through PhD.


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Chemistry - Environmental Analytical Chemistry: Skills and Careers Information

The MSc courses aim to provide you with the necessary skill set to develop methods and solve problems as demanded by many industries today (including pharmaceutical, environmental and forensic analytical laboratories). You are also introduced to research and innovation in analytical science.

 

Many analytical chemists, pharmaceutical chemical analysts and environmental chemical analysts go on to pursue careers in industry, government and forensic laboratories and opportunities for further research often result.

 

The course sets out to bridge the gap between the current undergraduate degree knowledge and what is relevant and expected by industry. There is a strong emphasis on developing transferable skills and ensuring that the career path for the student is either industry or academically focused. A large percentage of students gain employment in industry after completion of the course, however a number of graduates also decide to progress to international PhD opportunities. 


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Chemistry - Environmental Analytical Chemistry: Requirements

 

  • Candidates must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) 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 under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for places following interview and assessment.

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

 

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

 

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

 


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University College Cork


Location: Cork Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Irland
South-West Region
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13.09.2021

Application deadline

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Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 7630 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7630 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13.09.2021

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 7630 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7630 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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