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Opportunities in the world of chemistry and beyond...

A knowledge of chemistry is key to understanding the modern world. As a chemistry degree student, we will encourage you to develop your skills in this fast-moving science through hands-on laboratory work, lectures and seminars. You will also gain confidence in vital workplace skills such as communication and presentation that will boost your employability, no matter what career you choose after graduation.

Our impressive laboratories are among the best teaching facilities in the UK with expert academic and technical staff always on hand to help you learn the practical side of your degree in chemistry.

We offer a diverse range of areas of chemistry to study, from atoms to biomolecules and from crystal structures to functional materials.


Chemistry at Southampton has been accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for professional membership status.

Studying with us

Our friendly and supportive staff in Chemistry will welcome you to Southampton. We have many resources to support your learning.

Careers and employment

Careers and Employability Service advisors support students throughout their studies and up to three years after graduation.

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“I've made so many friends and I'll take so many experiences from my time here.”

David Evans - Master of Chemistry with a six month placement, 2016
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“I really liked the course, it has a lot of choice and you can change your direction of your studies if you want.”

Rachel Greenhill - Master of Chemistry with a six month placement, 2016

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