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Chemistry and chemical engineering

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Discover how chemistry and chemical engineering are changing the world on our flexible chemistry courses. Gain experience with a placement abroad, and explore topics like new vaccine creation or developing sustainable energy.

At Southampton, you'll combine theory and practical work to prepare for a career in chemistry and chemical engineering. With the help of our academic staff, you'll use the latest lab facilities found in industries like pharmaceuticals, materials science, and electrochemistry. Master's topics allow you to choose from a number of specialist fields, including digital chemistry, magnetic resonance, and electrochemistry. Our graduates go into careers such as drug discovery, material science, design engineering, energy consultancy, finance, patent law and computer science.

Chemistry and chemical engineering courses

Choose from a wide range of degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering.

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