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Chemistry (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Learn about some of the world’s biggest challenges, from renewable energy to improving the study of disease, with our MSc Chemistry degree. Study in depth traditional areas including analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You’ll choose from a wide range of specialist modules to match your interests.

Combine theory, practical and research work to develop skills in demand by industry, or prepare for further research study.

On this chemistry master's you’ll take part in sessions to develop your practical, scientific writing, communication and presentation skills. You'll work in state of the art laboratories and gain master's level knowledge of the core areas of chemistry, along with your chosen area of specialisation

Choose from our specialist pathways, including:

Organic chemistry: This covers synthetic reaction and mechanisms. It’s suitable if you already have an undergraduate grounding in nomenclature, stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms. You can specialise in:

  • organic synthesis
  • medicinal chemistry
  • bio-organic chemistry

Inorganic chemistry and materials: The focus here is on functional inorganic, solid-state and supramolecular materials. It’s ideal if you have BSc level knowledge of fundamentals and applications of inorganic chemistry. It addresses challenges in:

  • energy
  • sustainability
  • healthcare and diagnostics
  • the deposition of nanostructured materials

Physical chemistry: This is suitable if you have an undergraduate level grounding in physical chemistry, especially quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, thermodynamics and kinetics. You’ll be able to specialise in:

  • computational chemistry
  • spectroscopy
  • electrochemistry
  • surface science
  • magnetic resonance

General chemistry: Further your knowledge in a combination of organic, inorganic and/or physical chemistry. Choose this option if you’re interested in developing your expertise across the different disciplines within chemistry.

Course lead

Dr Guy Denuault is Associate Professor of electrochemistry here at the University. Formerly secretary of the Electrochemistry Group at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Guy’s research focuses on electroanalytical chemistry. Visit Dr Denault’s profile page to view his extensive publications and to learn more about his work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.