M.Sc. On Campus

Magnetic Resonance

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn about the physics of magnetic resonance and its real-world applications at the Magnetic Resonance MSc course offered at the University of Southampton. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is crucial in providing insights for chemistry, biology and medicine. On this MSc you’ll benefit from hands-on experience with the latest magnetic resonance equipment.


Course Details

Magnetic resonance occurs when materials are placed in a strong magnetic field and exposed to radio waves.  

It is used in chemistry through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and in medical diagnostics through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

The Magnetic Resonance MSc course offered at the University of Southampton you’ll learn how fundamental physics can be used to help solve real-world problems: with this degree you could help develop new applications for diagnosing cancer or protecting the environment. 

The topics you’ll study include: 

  • the dynamics of nuclear spins 
  • the practical aspects of magnetic resonance research 
  • current problems in magnetic resonance research 
  • numerical simulation methods 

There’s a strong focus on practical experience throughout the course. We’ll teach you how to: 

  • use modern magnetic resonance spectrometers 
  • gather and process NMR data 
  • interpret NMR data to answer research questions 

You’ll also benefit from our strong industry connections and industry-standard facilities. 

Our world-leading contributions to magnetic resonance research include: 

  • designing the NMR pulse methods used in all NMR spectrometers 
  • the discovery of nuclear spin quantum states with exceptionally long lifetimes 
  • developing miniature NMR detectors to study extremely small samples 

Our flexible approach means you can adapt the course to your personal interests or career plans. A wide range of optional modules allows you to complement your knowledge of magnetic resonance with specialist courses in molecular cell biology, cancer biology, advanced quantum physics or computational chemistry.

Career Opportunities

With this master’s degree you’ll be well prepared for research and development roles in areas such as: 

  • chemical analytics 
  • medical sector 
  • biotechnical industry 
  • pharmaceuticals 
  • analytical instrument development 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Magnetic Resonance
  • Chemistry MSc Advanced Research Project
  • Scientific writing and presentation skills for Chemistry MSc
  • Spin Dynamics
  • Advanced Spectroscopy and Applications
  • Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging
  • Chemistry through the Computational Microscope

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 one of these subjects: 

  • chemistry 
  • physics 
  • biochemistry 
  • biomedical sciences 
  • engineering 

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

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