New Chemistry Courses from the University of Southampton


The University of Southampton has launched 3 new Chemistry degrees designed for the future landscape of careers.


These join their range of undergraduate degree programmes in the Chemistry Department that allow a great deal of flexibility, enabling excellent students to switch onto their preferred course.

You will study in a supportive and exciting learning community, led by academics who are pioneering innovative ways to teach.

The New Degrees


BSc Chemistry (Digital Methods and Computational Modelling)

Train as a chemist for the industries of the future. This three-year degree combines traditional chemistry with computational skills – an emerging specialism that is increasingly valued by employers across a large range of fields.

Data science, AI and machine learning are allowing scientists to make discoveries and run experiments faster and at lower cost. On this degree you’ll gain the chemistry knowledge and computing skills you need to join this fast-growing field.

You don’t need previous computing knowledge, as your programming training will be tailored to your level. By the time you graduate you’ll be able to:

  • write your own programs

  • use state-of-the-art software to analyse big data

  • look at digital simulations of molecules in incredible detail


BSc Chemistry with Maths

Study the mathematical techniques that are driving advances in modern chemistry. You'll explore topics ranging from the use of artificial intelligence to predict chemical reactions, to the discovery of new drugs through quantum mechanical modelling.

On this three-year degree you’ll combine your passion for chemistry with your talent for maths. This subject has important applications in fields such as:

  • analytical chemistry

  • biotechnology

  • drug discovery

  • nanotechnology

  • programming and computational chemistry


BSc Chemistry with Medicinal Sciences

On this flexible, three-year degree you’ll learn how chemistry and medicinal sciences combine to help us treat disease.

You’ll study every aspect of the drug development cycle, including:

  • the design of molecules with the potential to treat disease

  • Understanding and predicting how medicines will interact with the body

  • testing the effectiveness and safety of new treatments



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