Taught course


University of Southampton · Chemistry

Entry requirements

Upper-second class honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in chemistry or a closely-related subject (e.g. biochemistry, physics, polymer science, environmental sciences, material science, mathematics); non-UK applicants will usually have completed four or more years in higher education.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Chemistry course combines the opportunity to take modules from a wide range of cutting-edge fields in chemistry with sessions on practical, technical skills, scientific writing, communication and presentation, and a three-month summer project. 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; General Chemistry.

Typical modules include: Compulsory modules: Chemistry MSc Advanced Research Project; Ethics in Science, Engineering and Technology: Jekyll and Hyde; Scientific Writing and Presentations; Skills for Chemistry MSc
Optional modules include: Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry; Sustainable Chemistry; NMR Spectroscopy: Theory and Application; Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry; X-ray Diffraction as a Characterisation Method

Information for international students


Fees and funding


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