Taught by some of the leading authorities in the field, our Chemistry (Forensic and Analytical Science) programme is designed for those who wish to take advantage of the high demand for analytical scientists both nationally and internationally. The course has been designed to develop the skills that are in-demand with employers - you will learn how to solve real forensic investigation problems using some of the latest equipment in our 21st century analytical science and toxicology lab. We have a deservedly excellent reputation for research and teaching; our department has consistently achieved over 90% for student satisfaction since the National Student Survey was introduced. On this course you’ll learn to detect trace materials and study criminal activity.
This programme has employability at its heart – preparing you for the real world of forensic and analytic science. Studying in our cutting-edge laboratories and using our state-of-the-art equipment, you will be given expert training in pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry in a supportive environment. Blending forensic science, analytical chemistry and toxicology, your studies are designed to give you the practical skills to work in analytical chemistry, materials chemistry and forensics. The foundation year is ideal for students whose qualifications don’t allow direct access to a degree course, while the MChem programme gives a deeper understanding of the discipline. The option of spending a year in industry imparts skills, experience and knowledge to give you a valuable head start in your career. Both Honours and Masters programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, allowing you to become a member of the society and achieve, after appropriate career experience, Chartered Chemist status (CChem).