M.Sc. On Campus

Chemistry by Research

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Increase your knowledge of chemistry theory while carrying out a major research project at this Chemistry by Research MSc course at the University of Southampton. You’ll work with one of our many chemistry research groups and benefit from specialist facilities as you develop practical skills and in-depth understanding in your chosen field.


Course Details

At the Chemistry by Research MSc course at the University of Southampton, you’ll specialise in a research area of your choice, and work within one of our 7 chemistry research groups: 

  • Computational Systems 
  • Electrochemistry 
  • Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics 
  • Magnetic Resonance 
  • Organic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow 
  • Characterisation and Analytics 
  • Functional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry 

Alongside the research project, which you’ll work on throughout the year, you’ll study a range of topics relating to your chosen specialism.  

These could include: 

  • synthesis 
  • advanced structural, analytical and spectroscopic techniques 
  • materials chemistry 
  • modelling 
  • biological and medicinal chemistry 
  • Electrochemistry 

Alongside the main course content, we’ll also offer you training in areas such as laboratory safety and professional skills, such as data analysis and presenting, which will be useful in your future career.

After graduating, you’ll be in the perfect position to continue your studies in a PhD in chemistry or start a career in industry. 

Career Opportunities

The Graduate School is staffed by internationally recognised scientists whose expertise covers a broad range of the fields of modern chemistry.

Most MSc entrants have a background in chemistry but we welcome students with training in biochemistry, physics, polymer science, environmental sciences, engineering and all related subjects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific writing and presentation skills for Chemistry MSc
  • Advanced Organic Reactions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Modelling in Electrochemistry
  • Atoms, Molecules and Spins: Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in: 

  • chemistry 
  • biochemistry 
  • physics 
  • polymer science 
  • environmental sciences 
  • material science 
  • mathematics 

Your degree must have at least 50% chemistry content.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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