Postgraduate
PG Dip Chemistry – Analytical Chemistry

University College Cork

Course Overview


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.
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.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months Full-time (1 Year)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

Fee Note
€18,000 (excluding €1,000 bench fee)


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 18,000

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
2 letters of recommendation
A copy of your passport
Personal Statement
CV/Resume
Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum 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 Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET):
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): DET 100-110 + Skills Check. DET 115 or more eligible for full offer
IELTS Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): 6.0 Minimum individual sections 5.5
TOEFL Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): TOEFL 80 Listening – 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing 17
CPE Cambridge Proficiency Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): 169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
CAE Cambridge Advanced Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): 169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
Pearson PTE Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): 59 Minimum individual sections 51
Trinity ISE:
Trinity ISE III with at least merit in each skill category

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


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.

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