Chemical Analysis Methods



The examination of forensic evidence relies on established biological and chemical methods. This masterclass will enable students to gain hands-on practical experience with a range of analytical methods to conduct analytical chemical testing on forensic specimens.

During the Chemical Analysis workshop, students will have the opportunity to extract and analyse a variety of samples, which could include drugs, metals, scent compounds, paint, etc. The optimal analysis technique will be used, which could include analysis using chromatography, mass spectrometry, Infra-Red spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy or gravimetry. Specific analysis types can be requested in advance, to ensure learners gain maximum benefit from the masterclass.

There are a broad range of careers within the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), and a Science degree will equip you for a wide variety of opportunities. 

Key facts

On campus
Half day
Key Stage
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
7. Encounters with further and higher education
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

Example programme

10.00 to 10.30amWelcome and Overview of Activity

10.30 to 12.00pm – Chemical Analysis Methods Workshop


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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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