Research course

Theoretical Chemistry

The University of Manchester · School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

For MPhil you will need at least a Lower-Second UK Honours degree, or equivalent. For a Doctorate level programme (e.g. PhD) it will be an Upper-Second UK Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Computational and theoretical chemistry can now provide important insights into, and predictions for, chemical systems ranging from small gas phase molecules to large biological molecules having thousands of atoms. This has been achieved through a combination of fundamental theories using both quantum and statistical mechanics coupled with modern computational techniques, allowing these theories to be applied to large and complex systems. Computational chemistry is now recognized as an important discipline within chemistry, which not only impinges on the three traditional areas, but also makes important contributions in interdisciplinary areas such as life sciences and materials.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE). Other English Language qualifications/tests can be considered including those offered by the University's Language Teaching Centre.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)161 306 9279
+44 (0)161 275 4598