Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Module code: CH3206

This module will introduce you to advanced analytical chemistry techniques and principles. These will add to the core knowledge you would have gained during your previous two years of study at Leicester.

In this module, you'll look at what underlies modern analytical techniques and their applications. You'll also explore the relevance of sensitivity and selectivity when selecting an analytical method for specific applications.

A key focus during this module is interfaces - surfaces that form the boundary between two bodies, liquids, or chemical phases. You'll look at the best analytical chemistry methods for these, plus the nature, mechanism and dynamics of a range of interfacial physical and chemical processes. You'll learn how interfacial structure may be experimentally determined and simulated, evaluating different methods for different scenarios. In addition, you'll explore the interactions between surfaces and environments.


  • 33 hours of lectures
  • 117 hours of guided independent study


  • Coursework (25%)
  • Exam, 2 ½ hours (75%)