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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.

Excellence in Chemistry Scholarship 2019

This year, we are offering high achieving chemistry UK and EU applicants a £1000 per year scholarship if they achieve A*AA grades in their A-levels or equivalent alternative qualifications. Find out more.



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 programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

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I was in Caen in northern France researching organo-boron catalysis.
David EvansMChem Chemistry with research project abroad*
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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.

The National Student Survey 2018

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