Analytical Chemistry - CHEM6040

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


In this module you will be introduced to a variety of modern techniques used to understand the structure, properties and potential applications of materials. An illustrative list of potential analytical techniques covered include: atomic emission/absorption spectrometry, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), mass spectrometry and optical microscopy, electron microscopy.


Contact hours

Private Study: 128
Contact Hours: 22
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Assignment 1 (4 hours) – 12.5%
• Assignment 2 (4 hours) – 12.5%
• Examination (3 hours) – 75%
Academic year 2022/23 examined: Time-Bound Online Assessment

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core and foundation scientific physical, chemical concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions, and laboratory methods in relation to the chemical and forensic sciences.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of areas of chemistry including analytical chemistry, including as applied to forensic analysis.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to analytical chemistry and to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems.
4. Recognise and analyse problems involving analytical chemistry and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data by a variety of computational methods.
5. Collate, interpret and explain the significance and underlying theory of experimental data, including an assessment of limits of accuracy.
6. Interpret data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in terms of their underlying significance and the theory underpinning them.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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