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Chemistry at Southampton is proud to be impacting the way that the world and society works through the excellence of our research, the strength of our teaching and our entrepreneurial outlook.

The REF2021 results for the School of Chemistry are now available.

We performed exceptionally well, with 97% of our overall submission judged as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Placement opportunities

Fancy studying wine chemistry in New Zealand or joining NASA in California?

You can enhance your education and gain valuable skills and experience with a one-year or six-month placement.

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Studying chemistry at Southampton

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Centres of Excellence

Researchers from across Engineering and Physical Sciences are addressing national and global challenges in four new Centres of Excellence. These Centres are cross-disciplinary and will forge new links that transform the research landscape.

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Excellent Teaching

Excellent teaching in Chemistry

High quality Chemistry teaching at the University of Southampton has been recognised in a sixth Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Authority.


World-leading research

Southampton chemists are working on incredible research programmes. In the latest REF (2014) our chemistry research was ranked 6th in the UK for research intensity and 8th in the UK for research power. 

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