MSci Chemistry with Scientific Computing (F131)

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UCAS code F131
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £24,000 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Chemistry with Scientific Computing

Do you love both chemistry and computing? There's no need to choose between them. Modern chemistry relies on the latest computer technologies to address global challenges facing the environment and human society. Our MSci Chemistry with Scientific 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 scientific computing 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, as well as fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and applications in analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry.

Our MSci course is suited to you if you want to gain a solid foundation for a career in coding, scientific computing, the chemical industry or research. You will learn to design experiments, interpret results and apply computing skills to problems in chemistry. You will also take units in communications and mathematics and work on group projects, researching and addressing problems faced in different sectors.

The course builds toward an independent research project. You will collaborate with our leading academics and their research teams, who are experts in computing and in chemistry, to address a current problem in chemistry. For example you may consider global warming, antibiotic resistance or fundamental understanding of chemical reactions.

We are the UK’s only chemistry-based Centre for Excellence in Teaching in Learning, and are ranked third in the UK for chemistry research (Times Good University Guide 2019).

We have one of the biggest groups of computational chemists in the country. Units will be taught be taught by experts in fundamental chemistry, computational chemistry, scientific computing and research software engineering; the application of computing skills in chemistry will be emphasised throughout the chemistry units.

Please note, the admissions statement will be available in summer 2019.

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Typical offer for MSci Chemistry with Scientific Computing - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA including grade A in Chemistry and A in Maths
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including grade A in Chemistry and A in Maths
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and Maths
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and Maths
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in Chemistry and 12 credits in Maths and 15 credits at Merit. Not all level 3 mathematics modules are acceptable for our degree courses. Please contact the Enquiries team for further information.
BTEC offer D*DD  in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerStandard Higher: AAAAA and Advanced Higher with AA in Chemistry and Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry and Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Maths or equivalent)
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Additional requirementsIf this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry with Scientific Computing, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course.

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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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