M.Sc. On Campus


University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn about some of the world’s biggest challenges, from renewable energy to improving the study of disease, with the Chemistry MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. 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. 


Course Details

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

At the Chemistry MSc course offered by the University of Southampton 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

Career Opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific writing and presentation skills for Chemistry MSc
  • Chemistry MSc Advanced Research Project
  • Electrochemistry
  • NMR Spectroscopy: Theory and Application
  • Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Chemistry: An Experimental and Computational Approach
  • Macrocyclic and Bio-inorganic Chemistry
  • Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Reactions
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

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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