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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

From human health to climate change, chemistry is critical to solving today’s biggest global challenges. On this degree you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to make a difference to our world and society. Study topics that spark your curiosity in areas such as sustainable chemistry, chemical biology and the fast-growing field of computational chemistry – where chemistry and digital skills meet. You’ll carry out experiments in recently refurbished labs, and learn from inspirational academics at a Russell Group university where extraordinary research advances feed into your degree. In the Guardian University Guide (2022) we placed 1st in the Russell Group for satisfaction with teaching and satisfaction with course. This shows our commitment to educating the next generation of chemists. You’ll be prepared for a role as a professional chemist or may choose to use your skills in another field. Our graduates have achieved success in sectors including finance, banking, accountancy, sales and marketing, management, patent law and teaching.**Supporting your studies** You’ll be part of a supportive Chemistry community, with a personal academic tutor to provide any extra help you need, both academically and personally. During years one and two the size of tutorials is limited to five students, so you’ll have plenty of time and attention from your tutors. Between classes, the Chemistry department will be your ‘home’ on campus, where you can grab a coffee in the common room, catch up with friends and talk to staff. **Outstanding undergraduate laboratories**Take advantage of our recently refurbished labs, which opened in 2019 as part of a £12m investment in Chemistry’s facilities. You’ll study in bright and spacious modern laboratories using new, high-tech equipment, which is the same as you’ll find if you go on to work in the chemical industry. Each student has a laptop to use in the laboratory, for analysing data and writing laboratory reports. Gain hands-on practical experience with research-grade equipment such as NMR and IR spectrometers and X-ray diffractometers. You’ll make and analyse your own samples, with full support and training, rather than sending samples to be analysed or watching demonstrations. And your lab work will incorporate modern ‘green’ chemistry practices that are used in industry. **Learn about research as it happens** Part of a research-active Russell Group university, Chemistry at Southampton is joint first in the UK for research intensity (Complete University Guide 2021). This means you’ll be surrounded by trailblazing research, and you’ll be taught by the people who are doing it. Our academics are advancing battery technology for cleaner energy, designing drugs for hard-to-treat cancers, and using digital modelling in the fight against COVID-19, to name just a few examples. They will share their passion for their specialist areas with you, bringing the most up-to-date knowledge to your seminars and lectures. And you’ll have the opportunity to join one of their research groups, for your third-year project or by doing a summer placement.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 22,760per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

Typical Offer: AAB including chemistry with a pass in chemistry Practical or ABB including chemistry and one additional science subject with a pass in all science Practical componentsIf you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:ABB plus grade A in the EPQ, and including chemistry with a pass in the chemistry Practical or BBB to include grade A in the EPQ, and including chemistry and an additional science subject, with a pass in all sci


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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 57 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    147 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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