Taught course

Chemistry by Research

University of Southampton · Chemistry

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is at least an upper second class honours BSc 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.

The degree must have had a minimum chemistry content of 50%. Closely related subjects are: biochemistry, physics, polymer science, environmental sciences, material science, mathematics.

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

Would you like to carry out an extensive piece of research whilst developing your theoretical skills? Our most research-intensive MSc programme includes a year-long research project embedded into one of our leading research groups and with access to our state of the art facilities.

You can specialise in a research area of your choice, within one of our main six research groups:

This programme provides training in chemical research and involves both lecture based units, and a one year research project that constitutes 66 per cent of the assessment. In addition to units to enhance knowledge in chemistry, participants are offered training with regard to safety in the laboratory and to improve their professional skills, such as data analysis and presentation and oral presentations for example.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Natural and Environmental Sciences
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