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MChem Chemistry - Mathematical and Computational Chemistry

University of Bradford
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Course UCAS code: F1GL
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  • MChem, Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Computational chemistry is the application of computer based methods to chemical problems. This ranges from designing new molecules for drug applications to explaining the mechanisms of reactions and properties by consideration of atomic and molecular structure. The increasing role for computational chemistry in the modern chemistry and engineering sectors requires qualified candidates that have strong understanding of both chemistry and computational principles. This new programme has been designed to provide these skills, with a curriculum that integrates chemical and computational aspects, and introduces core concepts of atomic and molecular structure, reactivity and spectroscopy from theoretical, practical and computational viewpoints. You’ll develop skills in: ◾software development and implementation ◾mathematical foundations of common computational methodologies ◾the use of industrial standard software packages to investigate chemical problems including solid-state materials, biological molecules, chemical reactions and to predict spectra ◾selecting suitable types of calculation to solve chemical problems ◾presenting reasoned arguments based on computational results to explain experimental findings ◾communicating chemical and computational ideas to different groups You will be taught by leading research scientists in these fields, and on graduation you’ll have the skills you need to make an impact in a variety of scientific fields. MChem Chemistry – Mathematical and Computational Chemistry is the only specialised undergraduate programme in computational chemistry in England and Wales. **Professional accreditation** Students can apply for membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). **Rankings** Ranked 18th in the UK for Chemistry in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.
First year Core Chemistry in the traditional inorganic, physical and organic fields shared with the other MChem Chemistry students. Building the necessary mathematical understanding for future modules and the development of basic practical chemical laboratory skills and computer programming. Undertaking skills development in group working and presentation. Second year Building chemical knowledge in inorganic, physical, organic and practical laboratory skills. Introduction to core computational chemistry topics (energy calculations, conformational searching, quantum mechanical methods). Building programming skills and use of standard computational chemistry software. Development of skills profiling and CV writing. Third year Specialised chemistry teaching in materials, analytical and biological chemistry, while computational chemistry develops a greater integration between experimental and computational studies with a strong focus on industrial relevant topics. You will have a regular seminar series with industrial chemists to experience the applications and undertake research work both individually and in groups. You will experience technical and HR type interviews to develop your interview skills and improve your employability. Fourth year A final module on advanced concepts in computational chemistry (solution modelling, MP2 methods, metadynamics). You will undertake an independent research project supported by selection of specialised modules in leading research topics of the academic staff at Bradford.
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15 January

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The societies are really welcoming! The campus is compact and really fun! As for the city, new student pubs are sprouting up everywhere and there's loads of great films to see at the BIFF every year,. It may not be the most glam city in the country, but there’s plenty to see and do in Bradford and it’s great for students.

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £18,420
Admissions Office - Faculty of Life Sciences Team:
Tel. 0800 073 1225
Email. [email protected]

Admissions Office - Faculty of Life Sciences Team:
Tel. 0800 073 1225
Email. [email protected]

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  • CharkesH's avatar by CharkesH on 5th July 2019
    I have found that being at a slightly smaller university means that I receive a better learning experience. I know all of my lecturers on a first name basis, and most of them know me. It is easy to be involved, both with the course and with sports and societies and I feel like the university has prepared me well for getting a good job in my field.
  • katariinare04's avatar by katariinare04 on 5th July 2019
    The university of Bradford is a very diverse and vibrant place where everything is at one place and it is easy to get lost in all the activities that are available as there is just so much to do. The academics are very supportive and due to fairly small university everyone can get to know each other and there is always somebody who can support and help with any issues arising. Based on my experience I would recommend university of Bradford to anyone!
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