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This specialism is part of MChem Chemistry

Overview

This degree was instigated by the large number of academic staff in Chemistry who are involved in Computational Chemistry research. You will be a fully qualified Chemistry graduate who has taken the same core Chemistry courses as all our other graduates but who has specialised in the computer modelling of the structures of molecules and the interactions and reactions between molecules. Applications include modelling the interaction of drug molecules with the biological receptor sites on cells and the operation of catalysts (both biological and synthetic) with reactant molecules, crucial to medicinal chemistry.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Course content

Year 1

Core Chemistry courses with associated practical work in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, plus courses in Mathematics and Physics.

Year 2

Core Chemistry courses with associated practical work in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, plus Mathematics courses.

Year 3

Core Chemistry courses with associated practical work in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, plus Computer Science.

Year 4

Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, along with specialist courses. Advanced practical techniques (MChem) or Research Project (BSc).

Year 5

Specialist Computational Chemistry course, plus a 24-week research project in Computational Chemistry.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MChem Chemistry specialism: Computational Chemistry students are doing 15 months after graduating:

  • 45% are working
  • 25% are studying
  • 10% are working and studying.

In highly skilled work

  • 90% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £21000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £24000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into 15 months after graduating:

  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals