The University of Southampton

Postgraduate study

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Chemistry at Southampton offers unrivalled opportunities to study taught MSc Chemistry masters degrees and also chemistry research degrees. Our cutting-edge facilities and world-class academics provide a dynamic environment for graduates who want to continue with their studies.

Our Graduate School, also offers support for postgrads to develop the broader personal and professional skills essential both for your PhD research and in your career.

PhD Chemistry programmes

Our PhD programmes produce highly qualified professional scientists. Southampton's rigorous research environment will encourage you to succeed.

MSc Chemistry by Research

Our MSc Chemistry by Research programme combines intensive teaching with the opportunity to build on your skills and knowledge with a major research project.

MSc Instrumental Analytical Chemistry

Programme structured around a solid core comprised of the three main analytical techniques - Mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.

MSc Chemistry

The one year MSc Chemistry at Southampton course combines the opportunity for students to take modules from a wide range of cutting-edge fields in chemistry with sessions on practical, technical skills, and scientific writing, communication and presentation and a three month summer project.

MSc Electrochemistry

The MSc Electrochemistry one year course combines taught modules and a major three month laboratory research project supervised by a leading academic. The course will prepare students for a successful career in industry and be a stepping stone to PhD study.

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REF 2014 Results

Chemistry recognised for internationally excellent and world-leading research

Our research impact

Our research impact

Our research focuses on solving solutions to some of today's toughest challenges

Research groups

Our research groups

We train our postgraduate students to excel and to forward the understanding of chemistry

Missed our Open Day?

Don't worry, there are other opportunities to come and see us including our Postgraduate Visit Afternoons.

Whether you're considering your options, or you’ve already applied for one of our courses, a Visit Afternoon is a great way to see us on campus and find out more about your area of interest.

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