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

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.

You will be studying at a University with a global reputation for excellence in magnetic resonance research. Our academics' world-leading contributions include the design of NMR pulse methods that are in daily use in every NMR spectrometer around the globe; the discovery of nuclear spin quantum states with exceptionally long life times (up to hours); as well as miniaturised NMR detectors that allow us to study extremely small samples ("Lab-on-a-chip").

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).

Information for international students

English language requirements:Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components. All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement.

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

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 8310