Chemistry (MChem)

Master of Chemistry
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4 years
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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).

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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