University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Instrumental Analytical Chemistry

The programme is structured around a solid core comprised of the 3 main analytical techniques: mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Each of these techniques contains a number of key common themes (data collection, analysis and management). Supporting modules feature further analytical techniques and serve to embed themes of GLP, facility management and enterprise into the programme.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in chemistry or a closely-related subject (eg biochemistry, physics, polymer science, environmental sciences, material science, mathematics); non-UK applicants will usually have completed four or more years in higher education.

Assessment methods

A group analytical project develops interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team and will be the first opportunity for students to independently fully exercise some of the components of the course taught in the first semester. The integral research project provides an opportunity to explore any of the main themes directly or as part of a collaborative synthetic/analytical investigation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Natural and Environmental Science
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4121