University of Oxford

Degree level: Postgraduate

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (Taught)

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Course summary

The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2022). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas. The three primary activities in theoretical and computational chemistry are development of new theory, implementation of methods as reliable software, and application of such methods to a host of challenges in chemical and related sciences. The MSc aims to train new research students to be able to deliver these outcomes. The MSc consists of a set of training modules and a short project. The compulsory core modules are:

  • Mathematics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Statistics
  • Methods of computer simulation
  • Electronic structure theory
  • Software Development.
You will also select a number of optional courses (currently five), which may include:
  • Applied Computational Chemistry
  • Biomolecular Simulation
  • Mathematics II
  • Quantum Mechanics in Condensed Phases
  • Intermolecular Potentials
  • Chemical Informatics
  • Reaction Dynamics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Advanced Statistical Mechanics.
Each module consists of several lectures/classes and a piece of assessed coursework. In addition, you will also be required to undertake one short project with an allocated supervisor. This typically takes a few weeks in either the Easter or Summer vacations. A list of possible supervisors and projects will be provided to select a topic from. Supervision The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Department of Chemistry and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Department of Chemistry. Assessment Assessments are spread out over the academic year. Each module is assessed by a piece of coursework or a test. The assessment of the short project will be based on a report that you will submit.


Entry requirements

For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at University of Oxford - UCAS