MSc Chemistry degree

MSc Instrumental Analytical Science Oilfield Chemicals

1. Overview

This course is designed for scientists and engineers who wish to develop their skills in oilfield chemistry. 2013/14 entry free places available for Scottish/EU Students.

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The involvement of industry in the design of the course and an industry-based project (limited number and subject to availability), maximise employment prospects. There is extensive opportunity for practical experience throughout the course. Students on the MSc Instrumental Analytical Science Oilfield Chemicals course will benefit from the use of modern analytical equipment, study visits, guest lecturers and workshops. Research activities within the University underpin the coursework.

2. What you will study

3. How you will learn

The course is assessed by a number of different module specific methods, ranging from exams, coursework, presentation, Thesis compilation and oral defence.

4. Entry requirements

This course is ideal for students who possess an Hons degree in a science subject. Chemical sciences subjects at second year undergraduate university level are highly desirable. Other qualifications and experience will be considered with entry being subject to the University's judgement that the person has reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirements of the award.

All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

English Language Requirements

5. Placements and accreditations

The MSc was designed in liaison with Industry and as such there is a strong emphasis on the applied analytical techniques used within the analytical sector. 

A limited number of our MSc research projects are undertaken externally. 

6. Student Funding

Fee-Free places

A number of free-fee places for part-time and full-time studies are available for Scottish/EU applicants for 2014/15 entry.
These places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis to suitable candidates who indicate their wish to be considered for this funding on application. 

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan

Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Students can apply now by downloading an application form from the SAAS web site.


7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,400 entire course

Part-time

  • £1,700 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 entire course

Part-time

  • £3,375 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,400 entire course

Part-time

  • £6,200 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,400 entire course

Part-time

  • £1,700 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 entire course

Part-time

  • £3,375 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,000 entire course

Part-time

  • £6,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,400 entire course

Part-time

  • £1,700 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 entire course

Part-time

  • £3,375 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,600 entire course

Part-time

  • £5,800 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,400 entire course

Part-time

  • £1,700 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,300 entire course

Part-time

  • £5,650 per academic year

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

8. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online at www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

9. Prospects

Industrial demand for graduates from the course is consistently high. The MSc project also allows you to make invaluable links with our industrial partners. You may also want to consider a research post or other training opportunities in universities. Previous posts taken up by graduates include: analytical chemist; bioanalyst; development chemist; production chemist; environmental officer; research scientist; scientific officer; applications chemist; and drug development analyst.

10. Meet your course leader

Dr Graeme Kay MRSC, MAPS, SRPharmS: Programme Leader

Dr Kay joined the University in January 2005 originally as a research fellow in medicinal chemistry. Previous to that he was a development chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, Montrose. Prior to working in industry he was employed at Edinburgh Napier University as a researcher in organo-medicinal chemistry. At Edinburgh Napier, he undertook research in to the design of tissue-specific anti-inflammatory and anticancer agents. He was educated at Edinburgh Napier University where he gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Anti-Cancer Medicinal Chemistry. His current research interests are the design and synthesis of novel prodrugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis and the design and synthesis of amino-substituted anthraquinones as potential anti-cancer agents.

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Start date
September
Course length
Full-time - 45 weeks / Part-time - 2 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time / Part-time
Academic school
School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences
More information:
Dr Graeme Kay Senior Lecturer
+44 (0) 1224 262548

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