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As a chemistry student at Southampton you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of chemistry, working in outstanding facilities. You’ll gain the key skills you need to go onto a range of careers when you graduate, whether that’s within the chemical industry or elsewhere.

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Excellent teaching

Learn from lecturers who are working on incredible research programmes and are also passionate about education.

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Outstanding facilities

Study in recently renovated laboratories and use the same equipment that you’ll use if you choose a career in the chemical industry.

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Learn about the scholarships available to chemistry students.

Jamie Thompson

Your career

Graduate with the scientific knowledge and transferable skills which are in demand in many different careers.

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Southampton’s chemistry degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, a mark of approval to show graduates are competent and able chemists.

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Placement opportunities

Fancy studying wine chemistry in New Zealand or joining NASA in California? The opportunities are endless!

Hear from a student: Daniel

Daniel tells us about his experience studying a chemistry degree at Southampton, including spending six months abroad at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

Placement opportunities

Hear from a student: Molly

Molly graduated in 2019 and is now studying a PhD at Southampton. She’s a great person to tell you all about studying here!

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An intro to each chemistry degree

Pick your course of interest from this playlist and watch an introduction to the subject from the programme leader.

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