Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry

Course Outline
This course is designed to give participants a thorough training in the theory and practice of modern analytical techniques, with special regard to solving problems such as arise in various areas of Irish industry. Towards these ends the course will consist of

(i) lectures

(ii) laboratory work on set experiments and

(iii) a short analytical research/development project.

Lectures, chosen from the following topic areas, are provided in a dedicated lecture schedule and through attendance at appropriate modules.

Why Choose This Course
Placement or Study Abroad Information
Opportunities exist for industrial placement both locally and through IAESTE and for exchange of staff and students with other European research laboratories through various EU-supported Socrates networks, linked to University College Cork.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements - Direct Entry
• Candidates must have a BSc or HETAC/NCEA Ordinary Degree/Diploma in Science with merit or distinction.
• 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. Candidates must be approved by the Professor of Analytical Chemistry and/or the Co-ordinator of the MSc Programme, and by the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.
• Bridging courses may be assigned as a pre-requisite depending on the background of the individual candidate.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/

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.

Subjects taught

Among the topics covered in lectures are: Introduction, sampling, classical methods of analysis, instrumentation in spectroscopy, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, near infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation methods (incl. gas-liquid and high-performance liquid chromatography, supercritical fluid extraction), ion exchangers, potentiometry, voltammetry, sensors, process analysis, thermal methods, materials analysis, statistical data handling and the use of computers in analytical chemistry.

Set experiments
Set experiments are selected from the topics listed above and will involve the whole analytical process from sampling to the assessment of results and reliability parameters.

Project
A short research/development project is completed during the summer by full-time candidates (for part-time students special arrangements will be made).

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 7 September 2020

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PGDip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

  • Apply to

    PAC