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Course summary

Do you like both chemistry and computing? Why choose between them? Modern chemistry relies on the latest computer technologies and computing to address global challenges facing the environment and human society. BSc Chemistry with Computing combines study of the structure and synthesis of matter with development of computational and data analysis skills. It creates a new kind of scientist – one with a firm foundation in chemistry, a sound appreciation of computing and data analysis, and an understanding of what can be achieved by combining them. The course offers a unique combination of units and projects incorporating coding, machine learning and high-performance computing, with fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and applications in analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry. In this degree programme, state-of-the-art computational methods are taught through examples drawn from the physical sciences; we call this 'scientific computing'. You will learn to design experiments, interpret results and apply your computing skills to problems in chemistry, and you will take units in mathematics, along with developing your communication and presentation skills. Additionally, there is a final-year project. Options include working in a research laboratory or addressing a problem faced by researchers in academia, industry or a local school. You might develop databases and science resources, explore computing applications or carry out chemistry education research. Regardless of the setting, an expert in scientific computing and a specialist in chemistry will both be involved. We are the UK’s only chemistry-based Centre for Excellence in Teaching in Learning and ranked third in the UK for chemistry research quality (Times Good University Guide, 2022). We have one of the biggest groups of computational chemists in the country. Units are taught by experts in fundamental chemistry, computational chemistry, scientific computing and research software engineering.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 85% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry and Mathematics

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £27200 Year 1
International £27200 Year 1

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Chemistry with Computing at University of Bristol - UCAS