Taught course

Magnetic Resonance

University of Southampton · Chemistry

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering). Relevant experience will be considered if the applicant does not meet the standard entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Magnetic resonance methods harness the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei and electrons contained in ordinary matter to study a wide range of chemical, physical, and biological phenomena. They empower chemistry through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and medical diagnostics through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

On the MSc Magnetic Resonance masters degree you will gain a profound understanding of the physical principles underlying magnetic resonance. You will learn about the quantum mechanics of spin, and how to apply it to answer important questions in chemistry, biology, and medicine. It is a fascinating field of study, linking together fundamental physics and real-world applications that make a real difference - from new methods to diagnose cancer to new ways to protect the environment through NMR of porous materials such as soil and rocks.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Engineering and Physics Sciences