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Chemistry (MChem)

Award
Master of Chemistry
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS Course code
F103

About this course

This integrated 4-year master's 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.

MChem 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).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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