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Integrated Master's Degree in Chemistry with Maths

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021

Program description

Integrated Master's Degree in Chemistry with Maths

Explore your passion for chemistry and mathematics with our flexible, combined honours integrated master's degree. This challenging course gives you an in-depth understanding of chemistry and also integrates advanced mathematics throughout. You'll gain advanced analytical and statistical skills and have the opportunity to work on a significant independent research project. The skills you develop will help you pursue a rewarding scientific career.

This chemistry with maths degree is taught by academics at the forefront of chemistry research, giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of a variety of chemistry applications. These include computational chemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance and drug discovery.

The course's breadth gives you deep knowledge of the fundamentals of chemistry as well as excellent practical lab skills. Mathematics modules will enable you to shape your degree to specialise in the areas that most inspire you.

You’ll use state of the art equipment in our range of laboratories. These include the single crystal diffraction lab, the mass spectrometry lab and a dedicated X-ray crystallography teaching facility.

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. When you graduate you'll be eligible for full membership status (MRSC).

Admission requirements


  • AAA including chemistry with a pass in chemistry Practical and mathematics


  • AAB including chemistry, mathematics and one other science subject with a pass in all science Practical components

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in chemistry and 6 at Higher Level in mathematics (Analysis and Approaches is preferred) or Pass, with 34 points overall with 6,6,5 in three Higher Level subjects including chemistry, mathematics (Analysis and Approaches is preferred) and one additional science subject


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus grade A in A-level chemistry with a pass in chemistry Practical and grade A in A-level mathematics
  • We do not accept the BTEC Diploma or the BTEC Extended Diploma without additional A-levels.
  • Applicants with the BTEC Diploma or the BTEC Extended Diploma should apply for the Science Foundation Year

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Fundamentals of kinetics and quantum mechanics
  • Fundamentals of organic chemistry
  • Fundamentals of thermodynamics and equilibrium
  • Introduction to Practical Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Practical Chemistry II
  • Main group and transition metal chemistry
  • Reactions in organic chemistry
  • Structure and bonding
  • Course structure

Year 2

  • Coordination chemistry
  • General Practical Chemistry I
  • General Practical Chemistry II
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Quantum mechanics and molecular spectroscopy
  • Reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry
  • Retrosynthesis and aromatics
  • Solid state and organometallic chemistry
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics

Year 3

  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Practical Chemistry
  • Advanced Practical Chemistry II
  • Hilbert Spaces
  • Partial Differential Equations

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analysis
  • Atoms, Molecules and Spins: Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • Complex Analysis
  • Introduction to Python
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Nonlinear Optimisation
  • Optimization
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry

Year 4

  • Chemistry Advanced Research Project

You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:

  • Advanced Spectroscopy and Applications
  • Integral Transform Methods
  • Introduction to Python
  • Nonlinear Optimisation
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Principles, Techniques and Energy Applications of Electrochemistry
  • Stereoselective Reactions
  • Supramolecular Chemistry of Functional Molecules and Materials
  • X-Ray Crystallographic Techniques, Advanced Main Group Chemistry and Applications

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students: £9,250 per year.
  • EU and international students: £22,760 per year.


  • Final award: Master of Chemistry (MChem)
  • Name of Award:
    • Chemistry
    • Chemistry (Digital methods and Computational modelling)
    • Chemistry with External Placement Chemistry with Mathematics
    • Chemistry with Medicinal Sciences
    • Chemistry with Year Long Industry Experience
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 7

Continuing studies

Many of our graduates move on to a PhD qualification, and most stay with the University of Southampton to do so.

Career opportunities

Your completed project will fulfil the requirements of the Royal Society of Chemistry for the CChem qualification. This prepares you for a career as a professional chemist.

You'll be ready to explore maths and chemistry careers in areas such as:

  • analytical chemistry
  • programming and computational chemistry
  • nanotechnology and other chemical industries
  • research in academia

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