Highfield / Highfield - Chemistry


Chemistry is a fascinating, rewarding and incredibly versatile subject to study, which has strong links to all the sciences

Our bachelors and masters degree programmes will give you a good grounding in the essentials of chemistry.

You will study in a supportive and exciting community, led by academics who are pioneering innovative ways to teach. You will develop essential skills through hands-on laboratory work, lectures and seminars and gain confidence in vital workplace skills such as communication and presentation.

Our degrees allow a great deal of flexibility, allowing excellent students to switch onto their preferred course. Courses include; MChem Chemistry; BSc Chemistry; MSci Chemistry and Biochemistry; MChem Chemistry with Maths; MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Sciences; MChem Chemistry with research project abroad or industry experience; MChem Chemistry with year-long industry placement.

Chemistry - taught courses

Chemistry at Southampton offers unrivalled opportunities to study taught MSc Chemistry masters degrees.

Our cutting-edge facilities and world-class academics provide a dynamic environment for graduates who want to continue with their studies. Gaining a masters in chemistry is an ideal way to deepen your knowledge of the subject area, particularly if your first degree was in a different discipline. There is more weight on taught modules, with an emphasis on future employment throughout all our chemistry masters programmes.

Our Graduate School, also offers support for postgrads to develop the broader personal and professional skills essential both for your PhD research and in your career.

Chemistry - research

Chemistry at Southampton has received a Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) ‘Excellence Ranking’, recognising our world-leading research and teaching.

100 per cent of our research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students (REF 2014). The objective of our chemistry research degrees is to produce high-quality professional scientists, with an advanced understanding of chemistry and an enthusiasm to use this knowledge to carry out research in an academic or industrial environment.

Chemistry at Southampton has over 200 people actively involved in research. Each year we accept more than 50 postgraduate students from a variety of backgrounds to study for chemistry research degrees.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate PhD courses