Chemistry Degree MSc

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.

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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.

Fully funded places available for full-time applicants starting in September 2016

2. What you will study

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Award: MSc Instrumental Analytical Science Oilfield Chemicals

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course Disclaimer for more information.

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.

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

Fully Funded Places

RGU is pleased to announce the SFC offers a limited number of fully funded full-time MSc places for Scottish/EU applicants, for courses starting September 2016.

Find out more about our Fully Funded Places

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 2016/2017

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

  • £13,500 entire course

Part-time

  • £6,750 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

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

  • £13,000 entire course

Part-time

  • £6,500 per academic year

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. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

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.

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MSc

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 Ann Tough Lecturer
+44 (0) 1224 262841

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  1. Eva Fernandez Gonzalez - MSc Instrumental Analytical Science

    Eva speaks about her time at RGU and her easy decision to study here.

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