Dr Tasnim Munshi - Programme Leader
Tasnim has full responsibility for the management of all teaching provision within the School of Chemistry. Tasnim's specialisms are co-ordination chemistry, spectroscopy, and inorganic chemistry.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MSc Analytical Sciences
The MSc in Analytical Sciences is designed to provide graduates in science and related subjects with systematic training in the application of modern analytical methods. It aims to develop the necessary practical, interpretative analytical skills to apply a wide range of analytical techniques to key areas of application.
The course looks to develop a solid set of practical skills leading to specialist applications and employment opportunities as an analytical scientist in pharmaceutical, forensic, archaeological, and environmental analytical sciences. Students can benefit from specialist research laboratories and instrumentation in a research-focused environment. Students are expected to develop an array of interdisciplinary practical skills through specialist lectures, workshops, and hands-on laboratory and analytical experience.
How You Study
This programme features a range of core modules covering areas including analytical data analysis, atomic and molecular analysis, bioanalytical methods and sensor technologies, chromatography and mass spectrometric methods, materials and structural analytical methods, and method development and validation.
Contact hours on this programme may vary depending on each individual module and the stage of study. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. For every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.
Course composition and delivery is different for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, laboratory practicals, research, and one-to-one learning.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary by module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work, or presentations.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly - usually within 15 working days of the submission date.
Chemistry Research at Lincoln
Research in the School of Chemistry includes the four relevant themes of forensic, analytical, biological, and environmental chemistry, with collaboration and cross-disciplinary research occurring between these at all levels.
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Fees and Funding
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Programme-Specific Additional Costs
For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation and general living costs.
With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.
Please note that this programme is now closed for international applications for September 2023 entry.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
A minimum second class honours Chemistry Degree or in a Science subject (e.g. Biosciences, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Archaeological Science or substantive equivalent experience.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications:
Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More