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Year of Entry 2019/20
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Mass Spectrometry

Distance learning Biosciences and chemistry

Further your existing practice, gain further training and enhance your employment prospects in mass spectrometry.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Identify, explain and critically evaluate facts and concepts relevant to mass spectrometry.
  • Study around your existing relevant position.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the interpretation of mass spectrometry data.
  • Design and test up to date practical procedures employing mass spectrometry

On this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of mass spectrometry, as well as its application in the 21st century. You'll work and study simultaneously – integrating the theoretical knowledge you gain on the course into the practicalities of your employment.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader Dr Thomas Bassindale talk about this course.

On this course, you’ll engage in learning activities that establish a framework for lifelong learning.  As you progress through your course you will systematically acquire the skills required for you to learn independently and through which you can continue to learn and develop after successful completion of your programme.

The course focuses on the areas of general and organic chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biology or selected specialist areas from instrument design to interpretation of data. You also study the contempoary applications of mass spectrometry using topics of relevance to the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries as case studies and examples of applications.

You learn through

  • distance learning
  • review and reflection of online lecture material
  • interactive discussions
  • tutor-guided studies and assessment tasks
  • a 30-credit practical module in your workplace

Course leaders and tutors

Thomas Bassindale
Thomas Bassindale
Principal Lecturer in Forensic and Analytical Science. Professional Lead, Chemistry and Forensic Science

Staff profile for Dr Thomas Bassindale, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University

Applied learning

Live projects

The applied elements of the 30 credit work-based study module will be carried out in your workplace, where you will be guided by a mentor who will be a practicing mass spectrometrist, available for technical support and advice.  Where such an individual is not available, your academic tutor will fulfil this role.

In addition, you will continue to have the support of your academic tutor throughout your study for guidance and to counsel you through the assessment tasks associated with this module.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • practical mass spectrometry analysis

Where will I study?

You study at your own location by distance learning


Entry requirements

All students

A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Applicants with a 2:2 are also actively encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Modules

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Mass Spectrometry Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals Of Mass Spectrometry Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Mass Spectrometry Work Based Study Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£2,400 for 60 credits).

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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