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Chemistry (MChem)

Master of Chemistry
Typical offer
AAA-AABView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

This integrated 4-year Masters is ideal if you want to go on to further chemistry research or study, or work in the chemical or pharmaceutical industries. Chemistry plays a key role in tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. You'll explore renewable energy and its storage, cleaner and more efficient processes for manufacturing chemicals, and medicines and treatments for disease.

Chemistry at Southampton focuses on tackling problems and being part of a sustainable future.

This programme is taught by academics at the forefront of chemistry research, giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge in wide range of areas. These include computational chemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance and drug discovery.

You'll gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry and excellent practical lab skills. Optional modules will enable you to shape your degree to specialise in the areas that most inspire you - from chemical modelling, to electrochemistry, or pharmaceuticals.

In your final year, you'll complete a major independent research project, working within one of our dynamic research groups. This means your work could be published and make a real impact.

You’ll use our outstanding state of the art equipment in our range of laboratories. These include the single crystal diffraction lab, the mass spectrometry lab and a dedicated X-ray crystallography teaching facility.

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. When you graduate you'll be eligible for full membership status (MRSC).

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 262.75 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.