Taught course


University of Southampton · Chemistry

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is at least an upper second class honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, in chemistry or a closely related subject.

Students who have achieved a lower second honours degree will only be admitted in exceptional circumstances.

Candidates who do not hold any of the above qualifications, but who have relevant professional experience may be eligible for admissions, but are advised to contact the university prior to applying.

Months of entry


Course content

This course combines the opportunity for students to take modules from a wide range of cutting-edge fields in chemistry with sessions on practical, technical skills, and scientific writing, communication and presentation and a three month summer project supervised by one of Southampton’s expert academics. It aims to:

  • Provide you with advanced knowledge the core areas of chemistry and your chosen area of specialisation;
  • Provide you with an opportunity to work in state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated both to education and also to research;
  • Develop your knowledge and research skills applicable to a career in chemistry, particularly in research project driven roles.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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