The University of Southampton

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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.



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 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.

We aim to offer our students the best opportunities to excel in their studies and have an excellent reputation for employability.


All of our BSc and MChem progeammes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

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“I was in Caen in northern France researching organo-boron catalysis. ”

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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