Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in chemistry or chemistry-related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Chemistry course gives you the opportunity to learn about some of the world’s biggest challenges, from renewable energy to improving the study of disease. The course allows you to take modules from a wide range of cutting-edge fields in chemistry with sessions on practical, technical skills, scientific writing, communication and presentation.

You will study at an advanced level, covering both the traditional core areas of analytical, inorganic organic and physical chemistry, as well as more specialist modules. In this programme you can tailor your choice of modules to specialise in pathways in: organic synthesis; inorganic and materials chemistry; physical chemistry; or general chemistry.

You'll join a department where our research is changing the world. 97% of our Chemistry research is rated world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).

Information for international students

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information - https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/funding/postgraduate.page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Natural and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 5899