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Studying here

In the top 100 of universities globally (QS World Rankings 2019), Southampton is a leading UK research university with world-class facilities and teaching, innovative learning environments and unmatched flexibility in our degree programmes. We back this up with superb accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.

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Discover our range of accommodation options and how to apply.

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Virtual Open Day

Step into our world and explore the University from wherever you are using our Virtual Open Day.

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Our student blog

Four current students share their experiences on our Life at Southampton student blog.

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Find out how to take a tour around the campus and meet some of our current students.

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Choose Southampton

Find out why you should choose Southampton for your undergraduate degree.

Teaching Excellence and Innovation

We appreciate everyone learns in different ways, so we provide a wide variety of learning and teaching methods. In addition to lectures, we use the following:

All our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Blackboard, and various other media, such as:

In addition to our academic research staff, who teach a wide variety of modules, we have five dedicated Chemistry Teaching Fellows. They devote their time to supporting undergraduate teaching across organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, in lecturing, support sessions and laboratory practicals.

Our Chemistry Education Research Group, headed by Prof. David Read, a pioneer in assisted learning technology, supports development and delivery of our undergraduate teaching.

Our undergraduates have access to our state-of-the-art analytical facilities through lab practicals and research projects, including our unique X-ray crystallography teaching lab.

Undergraduate teaching lab
Undergraduate teaching lab

Outstanding facilities

You will study in a state-of-the-art teaching and research complex that has benefited from a £23million investment in building infrastructure in recent years.

Access to expertise

As well as hosting a vibrant undergraduate community,  Southampton is one of the leading postgraduate research centres for chemistry in the UK. 

RSC accreditation

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), who rigorously assess Chemistry degrees throughout the UK, accredited all our Masters degrees and recognised them as "amongst the best that the committee had seen in recent years".

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