Research ( full-time, part-time)
January 2017, June 2017, April 2017, September 2016
MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.
PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
Our Analytical Chemistry Group has research interests and expertise spanning criminal forensic science, environmental sampling, archaeology, geology, pathology and drug analysis.
We can offer you the opportunity to undertake analysis-based research in a wide variety of fields and are always very happy to consider thesis proposals.
Recent thesis projects have focused on analysis of materials such as ground water and soil; human hair, animal hair and feathers; archaeological artefacts; drugs and other toxins; glass.
Whatever your topic of interest, we can offer you friendly, expert supervision, excellent scientific facilities and regular invitations to take part in research conferences and seminars.
Your research programme will include comprehensive research training, as well as professional and personal development relevant to your career.
If you've already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.
You’ll have a director of studies and at least one other formal supervisor. Both will have expertise in your areas of research.
Where necessary we can call on our partners in industry and other institutions to provide additional, specialist supervision or advice.
Our supervisory staff are recognised experts in their field. Their research expertise includes:
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
We’ve up-to-date analytical equipment including advanced optical and electron microscopes, IR, Raman and X-ray spectrometers, GC-MS, GC, ion, chromatography, HPLC, AAS, ICP-OES and XRD.
You can also utilise our new stable isotope facility.
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.
There are compulsory research training and professional development modules, designed to help you get the most from your research programme and get ahead in your career.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email email@example.com
If you’re seeking admission to the degree of MPhil, MPhil with the possibility of transfer to PhD, you’ll normally be required to hold a first or upper second class Honours degree from a university, or any other institution of higher education in the UK with degree-awarding powers. Alternatively, a qualification regarded by Anglia Ruskin as equivalent to a first or upper second class Honours degree may be accepted.
Entry requirements are for January, April, June, September 2016. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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