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           Analytical Science
           for Industry
           MSc
    Welcome to King’s
                                King’s College London is one of the world’s top 25 universities*
                                and has an outstanding reputation for both teaching and research.
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                                Founded in 1829, King’s is England’s fourth-oldest university institution
    Welcome to King’s      2    and one of the two founding colleges of the University of London.
    Introducing the
                                We occupy four campuses along the River Thames in the heart
                                of London with a further campus in south east London. King’s is a
    School of Biomedical
                                multi-faculty institution, with teaching and research extending across
    & Health Sciences 3
                                the sciences, humanities, medicine, law, dentistry and social sciences.
    Analytical Science
                                As a member of the Russell Group (a coalition of the UK’s major
    for Industry       4-5
                                research universities), King’s is in the top group of universities for
    Analytical Science          research earnings. Our status as the leading university in the UK for
    at King’s          6-7      biomedical research has been boosted by being the only university
                                to host five Medical Research Council (MRC) centres: more than
    Programme
                                any other university.
    details              8-9
                                King’s is in the final stages of a £400 million upgrading programme
    Why choose                  which is transforming our estate. This is the most ambitious and far-
    King’s?             10-11   reaching redevelopment programme recently undertaken by a UK
    Find out more         12    university, and will provide greatly improved libraries, teaching and
                                research rooms, laboratories and social space for students and staff.
                                Our Graduate School coordinates all aspects of graduate provision
                                at King’s. It ensures the needs of students are heard at all levels
                                of decision-making and delivers a series of training and skills courses
                                specifically for our graduate community.




    Our Partner Trusts          Join Europe’s largest centre for healthcare education
    • Guy’s and St Thomas’      King’s College London has nine Schools of study, incorporating
      NHS Foundation Trust      five Health Schools that together form Europe’s largest centre for
                                professional healthcare education. Through the integration of clinical
    • King’s College
                                services, research and teaching with our Partner NHS Trusts, we are
      Hospital NHS
                                committed to discovering and sharing knowledge to shape the future
      Foundation Trust          of healthcare locally and internationally. As the academic partner
    • The South London          for three Department of Health ‘Research Centres of Excellence’,
      and Maudsley NHS          King’s is uniquely driving progress on innovation and translational
      Foundation Trust          research in biomedicine and NHS service quality and safety.



                                *The Times Higher World University Rankings 2008
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Introducing the School of
        Biomedical & Health Sciences
        The School of Biomedical & Health Sciences represents one of the largest
        concentrations of biomedical research and teaching activity in Europe. We have
        200 academic staff, over 500 graduate students and 2,100 undergraduates
        based on our three campuses. Two campuses sit alongside our partner NHS
        Trusts: Guy’s Campus at London Bridge and St Thomas’ Campus opposite
        Westminster. The third campus at Waterloo is home to the Franklin-Wilkins
        Building, named after King’s scientists Rosalind Franklin and Maurice
        Wilkins whose work was fundamental to the discovery of the structure of DNA.

        The School employs world-leading academics in the fields of
        biomedical, health and life sciences, with demonstrable strengths
        in anatomy, biological sciences, nutrition, pharmaceutical science
        and pre-clinical studies. We host an MRC Centre in Developmental
        Neurobiology and our Stem Cell Biology Laboratory was the first
        in the UK to bank a human embryonic stem cell line.
        Our interdisciplinary research promotes close interaction with industry,
        enabling the initiation of start-up companies such as Proximagen,
        winner of the Times Higher 2006 ‘Business Initiative of the Year’ award.
        A £4.5 million investment from Tate & Lyle in 2006 was the result
        of a longstanding partnership and has boosted further our acclaimed
        research in nutritional sciences.
        King’s is a partner of choice for public sector collaboration.
        The King’s Drug Control Centre is the only UK centre to be accredited
        by the World Anti-Doping Agency and will be providing services for
        the 2012 Olympic Games. The School also provides the base for the
        Environment Research Group of the South East Institute of Public
        Health, a leading provider of air quality information and research.




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    Analytical Science at King’s
            The Department of Forensic Science & Drug Monitoring is one
            of the youngest at King’s College London. It brings together the
            excellence of the Drug Control Centre, the Microseparations
            Laboratory, the School of Biomedical & Health Sciences’ Mass
            Spectrometry Facility and the Forensic Science MSc programme.

            The Drug Control Centre was established in 1978 to help control drug
            abuse in sport. It was the first laboratory of its type to be accredited
            to ISO 17025 as a testing laboratory and is the only UK-based centre
            currently accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Centre is
            well-equipped with a large number of modern analytical instruments.
            Research is largely focused on improving the detection of a wide
            variety of drugs in body fluids but interests extend to other areas of
            analytical toxicology and endocrinology, such as the analysis of minor
            impurities in chemical mixtures.
            The Microseparations Laboratory is headed by Dr Norman Smith
            and is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. Prior to joining
            King’s, Dr Smith worked for over 30 years at GlaxoWellcome, where he
            established a worldwide reputation for his part in implementing many
            novel analytical techniques, including liquid chromatography, supercritical
            fluid chromatography and electroseparation techniques,. He has continued
            to lead in several of these and other areas including the fabrication
            of monoliths and MIP (molecular imprinted polymer) materials.
            The School of Biomedical & Health Sciences’ Mass Spectrometry
            Facility houses a large number of modern instruments. Staff contribute
            expertise to a wide range of collaborative research projects throughout
            King’s Health Schools that benefit from cutting-edge instrumentation
            and methodology. Most of these research projects make use of the
            instruments although some projects also involve advancement of the
            techniques themselves.




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Meet the Programme Director
Professor David Cowan BPharm, PhD, FRPharmS
Professor David Cowan is Head of the Department of Forensic Science & Drug
Monitoring. He co-founded King’s Drug Control Centre in 1978. He has published
extensively in the field of pharmaceutical analysis especially as it relates
to detecting drug administration in sport. His group continues to develop
analytical approaches and apply advanced analytical techniques to investigate
both licit and illicit drug administration. This requires the measurements of
analytes often in minute concentrations in complex biological matrices. Cowan
is particularly interested in the use of mass spectrometry as the key technique.
The Drug Control Centre is regularly approached for advice and analytical
services to the British Transport Authority, the Armed Services and the
Home Office. Cowan’s experience and his methodology were features of the
successful London 2012 Olympics bid and the Centre will play a major role in
the drug monitoring programme for the event.
Speaking about the Analytical Science MSc degree, he says, ‘It is extremely
exciting to be able to roll out this new and much needed programme after many
years consultation and planning. Colleagues in industry have often asked me
when they can expect their first students on project placements.’




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    Analytical Science
           for Industry MSc
           ‘This new programme has been designed for high calibre students
           looking to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical, environmental,
           biomedical and chemical fields, or seeking senior positions in industry.
           It provides theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of
           modern analytical sciences, by giving students a thorough grounding
           in modern instrumental methods and sample preparation, together
           with a four-month internship.’

           Programme overview
           The programme has been developed in close collaboration with a
           number of major companies and has been established in order to meet
           the needs of analytical laboratories and to assist with the development
           of senior scientists. As such, problem-solving is a particular feature
           of the programme and we offer students hands-on experience of
           modern sophisticated analytical equipment, such as separation science
           and mass spectrometry. Students will also have the opportunity
           to undertake industrial placements, gaining experience of working
           on a project with real-life value.

           Distinctive features
           • Teaching from experts in the field using the latest state-of-the-art
             equipment.
           • Opportunity for four-month internship with an industrial sponsor,
             gaining valuable insight and experience in industry.
           • Close links and regular speakers from industrial sponsors and
             international companies give students insights and up-to-the-minute
             knowledge of the subject area.
           • Hands-on approach to learning, that includes a significant component
             of problem-solving activities.
           • Industrially-sponsored and King’s College London bursaries
             are available.
           Is this the right programme for you?
           The programme is intended for those wishing to pursue a career in
           analytical science or a related subject in industry (or academia prior to
           undertaking a research degree) where instrumental methods of chemical
           analysis are required.




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It aims to:
• provide an appropriate learning environment for a graduate
   programme that enables the delivery of high quality teaching and
   research methods in analytical science.
• provide an intellectual challenge to students at the graduate level and
  encourage independent thought and scientific leadership.
• encourage the student to develop independent and self-critical
  learning as well as skills essential to research associated with the
  design and interpretation of experiments, and critical review of
  scientific literature, particularly related to industrial problems.
• enhance critical, and analytical problem-solving skills, evidence-based
  decision-making skills and the use of information technology.

Career prospects
Students are expected to study further for a PhD and/or pursue
laboratory-based research careers and other science-related careers.
It is particularly suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in the
chemical or pharmaceutical industries, with whom we have consulted
widely on the programme content, to ensure that it meets the needs of
their current substantial skills gap. The research projects are sponsored
by industry and are tailored for future employment.




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    Programme details
           Mode & duration
           One year full-time, September to September, or two years part-time,
           September to September.

           Location
           Waterloo Campus; some projects may take place on non-campus locations.

           Entry requirements
           Minimum 2:1 first degree (or equivalent), preferably in chemistry
           or analytical chemistry. Those who have undertaken biochemistry,
           toxicology, pharmacy or a related relevant discipline will also be
           considered, as well as non-traditional qualifications, on an individual
           basis. Equivalent qualifications from graduates of overseas universities
           or comparable institutions are also accepted, subject to ratification.
           Please provide in Section 6 of the application form any relevant
           information not mentioned elsewhere, such as industrial experience or
           work placements, research projects undertaken, and why this particular
           programme appeals to you in relation to your future career aspirations.

           English language requirements
           IELTS 7.0
           TOEFL 260/620/100 (computer/paper/online)
           King’s Pre-sessional Summer Course for overseas students B Band
           To follow our programmes successfully, you must have a good command
           of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. For
           more information on our requirements and King’s English Language
           Centre, please visit King’s website: www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/apply/lang

           Programme structure
           The programme includes four taught modules, providing firm
           theoretical and practical training in specialist skills, as well as the
           opportunity to carry out an in-depth laboratory-based research project.

           Programme modules
           Principles of Analytical Science
           The aim of this module is to introduce you to the major chromatographic
           and spectroscopic techniques and instrumentation used in analytical
           science, the scientific principles underlying the instrumentation, and
           its use in sample analysis. Topics include: chromatography (GC,
           HPLC, CE, chirality, immunoaffinity); spectroscopy (electromagnetic,


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electronic, vibrational, NMR, MS); mathematics for analysts; specimen
preparation and extraction; and quality assurance.
Advanced Separation Science
This module provides an in-depth understanding of separation
techniques used in analytical chemistry and its role in analytical
science. It focuses on the mechanisms of separation and microseparation
techniques including: SFC – a very important technique for
chiral separations; CZE – large molecule analysis and use in chiral
separations; and Ultra High Pressure LC. The module also covers
detection methods and the importance of chirality, particularly in the
pharmaceutical industry.
Advanced Mass Spectrometry
In this module, you have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience
operating mass spectrometers in practical classes and workshops. The
workshops include: tuning the mass spectrometer; mass range, scan
and selected ion monitoring; MS/MS – selected reaction monitoring;
MS/MS – precursor ion scanning; MS/MS – neutral loss scanning;
identification of a substance in a matrix; quantification of a substance
in a sample, and the use of MALDI and ESI for protein identification.
Novel & Emerging Technologies
The aim of this module is to provide you with a good understanding
of the applicability of novel and emerging technologies to sample
analysis. It brings together these techniques, including chromatographic
techniques (SFC), mass spectrometric techniques (SIFT-MS, DART
and Accelerator Mass Spectrometry), spectroscopic and related
techniques (SPR, EPR, NQR, VCD), novel detection systems and
new techniques under development. There is a large problem-solving
element where you will be asked to propose the most suitable analytical
technique(s) to validate methodology and apply them to samples.
Typically, these involve half-day experiments, using instruments
that have either been loaned by companies or made available to the
programme through on-site visits.
Research Project
A four-month industrial placement in the UK, tailored to future
employment.
Assessment
Assessment of the taught modules is by written examination, multiple-
choice question assessment and coursework (practical reports, essays
and monographs). The Research Project is judged on the basis of a
written report, poster presentation and mini viva.


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     Why choose King’s?
             Student testimonials

              ‘In recognition of a national shortage of skilled analytical
              scientists, King’s College London has established this new,
              practically-focused Analytical Science MSc designed to meet
              the needs of industry.’
              Adrian Wright, Research Fellow, Pfizer



              ‘A good MSc-level degree programme which meets a market
              need. Graduate-level analytical chemists are in high demand in
              industry. The pharmaceutical industry is probably the largest
              employer of graduate chemists in the UK. Analytical chemists,
              together with organic chemists, occupy the majority of scientific
              positions within this industrial sector. There are few competing
              Analytical Chemistry MSc courses in the UK, particularly that
              are as ‘industry-facing’ as this one. The organisers have identified
              a market for which the proposed programme will provide highly
              skilled and much needed trained graduates.’
              Professor David Russell, External Examiner, University of East Anglia



              ‘Foreseeing a future in industry, I wanted a programme of
              study that would equip me with skills that are required not
              only in the laboratory but also day to day life. Being part of
              (King’s) Department of Forensic Science & Drug Monitoring
              (incorporating the world-renowned Drug Control Centre) has
              provided me with some fantastic opportunities to enhance and
              develop these skills, opening up a variety of career opportunities.’
              Edward Goucher, PhD student in analytical chemistry, King’s College London




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 What others say
 ‘King’s College London enjoys by some distance the highest
 levels of student satisfaction with teaching quality and learning
 resources of any institution in the capital.’
 Sunday Times University Guide 2006



Enhancing the student experience
King’s is committed to enhancing all aspects of the student experience
and we offer a full range of student services. You will receive help
and advice at every stage of the application process on areas such
as accommodation, finance and, for international students, entry
clearance. We regularly review our services and act on feedback from
our Students’ Union and a range of satisfaction surveys.




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Find out more
      Programme Administrator
      Postgraduate Officer, Academic Centre, School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
      King’s College London, Waterloo Campus
      Room 4.68 Franklin Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH
      Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 4329
      Email: postgrad-biomed@kcl.ac.uk
      Programme Director
      Professor David Cowan, Head of Department
      of Forensic Science & Drug Monitoring
      Drug Control Centre, Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College London
      150 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH, United Kingdom
      Tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 4848 Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 4980
      Email: david.a.cowan@kcl.ac.uk
      www.kcl.ac.uk/gsp Our online prospectus contains full programme descriptions,
      entry requirements and fee information
      www.kcl.ac.uk/gradapply For information on how to apply and our
      online application form
      www.kcl.ac.uk/international Information and advice for international
      students about studying at King’s and living in London

								
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