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:
- 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
- surface science
- magnetic resonance
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:
- material science
- energy storage
- analytical chemistry
- environmental chemistry
- computational chemistry
- biotechnical and pharmaceutics
- science communication
- Scientific writing and presentation skills for Chemistry MSc
- Chemistry MSc Advanced Research Project
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 245 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2:1 degree in chemistry, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University. If you’re from outside the UK, you must have 4 years or more in higher education.
International26000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £26,000.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.