In the last twenty years, computational molecular modelling has become a useful tool in many knowledge areas including biochemistry, new materials, all fields of chemistry, and emerging areas such as nanoscience. Work in this area has been recognized by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Walter Kohn and John A. Pople in 1998, and to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel in 2013.
Therefore, computational simulations have become an important branch of science that helps overcome the inherent limitations of theoretical and experimental studies and constitutes the 'third pillar' of science. As a result, there is an increasing demand for experts in this field, not only in academia, but also in industry, as an increasing number of companies consider molecular -scale modelling an essential tool.
The Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling master's degree at Unversity of Barcelona joined forces with various institutions to provide common training for students at all of the internationally recognized research groups participating in the programme (at the UB, the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and the other participating universities). The course has a total study load of 120 credits, spread across two academic years: M1 (60 credits) and M2 (60 credits). The classes will be taught in intensive courses (Spanish in M1 and international in M2) at the university and by video conferencing.
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- To establish a European standard for studies focused on theoretical chemistry and computational modelling research;
- To train experts in the use and development of computational techniques in molecular sciences, in order to work with new materials in the pharmaceutical, petrochemical and new materials industry;
- To prepare students for doctoral programmes in chemistry, physics, life sciences or materials science;
- To promote international mobility among research students;
- To provide a high-level postgraduate qualification for students from a wide range of countries, including those outside of Europe.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate qualification in chemistry, physics or materials science. Applicants who do not hold one of these qualifications, but have a science degree and sufficient knowledge to follow the programme may be admitted, under the tutor's supervision. Such students may be asked to complete additional bridging courses, as determined by the Academic Committee or as agreed with their supervisor and tutor.
- Level B2 of English or higher.
- A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree or and official Spanish degree.
International82 EUR/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 82 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA47 EUR/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 47 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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