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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    29-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Learn about some of the world’s biggest challenges, from renewable energy to improving the study of disease, with our MSc Chemistry degree. Study in depth traditional areas including analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You’ll choose from a wide range of specialist modules to match your interests.

Combine theory, practical and research work to develop skills in demand by industry, or prepare for further research study.

On this chemistry master's you’ll take part in sessions to develop your practical, scientific writing, communication and presentation skills. You'll work in state of the art laboratories and gain master's level knowledge of the core areas of chemistry, along with your chosen area of specialisation

Choose from our specialist pathways, including:

Organic chemistry: This covers synthetic reaction and mechanisms. It’s suitable if you already have an undergraduate grounding in nomenclature, stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms. You can specialise in:

  • organic synthesis
  • medicinal chemistry
  • bio-organic chemistry

Inorganic chemistry and materials: The focus here is on functional inorganic, solid-state and supramolecular materials. It’s ideal if you have BSc level knowledge of fundamentals and applications of inorganic chemistry. It addresses challenges in:

  • energy
  • sustainability
  • healthcare and diagnostics
  • the deposition of nanostructured materials

Physical chemistry: This is suitable if you have an undergraduate level grounding in physical chemistry, especially quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, thermodynamics and kinetics. You’ll be able to specialise in:

  • computational chemistry
  • spectroscopy
  • electrochemistry
  • surface science
  • magnetic resonance

General chemistry: Further your knowledge in a combination of organic, inorganic and/or physical chemistry. Choose this option if you’re interested in developing your expertise across the different disciplines within chemistry.

Careers

On this chemistry degree you’ll gain valuable postgraduate research skills. You'll develop transferrable skills including time management, and the ability to effectively communicate and present.

This will prepare you for career success in a wide range of areas such as industry, analysis, policymaking and scientific communication. Recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers in:

  • electrochemistry
  • material science
  • energy storage
  • analytical chemistry
  • environmental chemistry
  • computational chemistry
  • biotechnical and pharmaceutics
  • science communication

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,000per year

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

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    13th

  • 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

    16th out of 58 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    154 69%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    10th

    16

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