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 has a national and international reputation for excellence.

We provide unique services such as the UK’s National X-ray Crystallography Service, and are committed to providing the best environment for innovative, quality research and teaching in chemistry.

Chemistry at Southampton offers unrivalled opportunities to study taught and research 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.

Our Chemistry Postgraduate Taught and Research Degrees include: MSc Chemistry, MSc Chemistry by Research, MSc Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, MSc Electrochemistry and Battery Technologies, and MSc Magnetic Resonance. We also offer an excellent and supportive environment for PhD study.

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