Research course

Molecular Modelling and Materials Science

UCL - University College London · Chemistry

Entry requirements

A good UK Master’s degree in a relevant physical sciences or engineering subject, an MSci (or MChem, MPhys, MEng, etc.) with upper second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme provides topical research projects in the key area of the development and application of state-of-the-art computer modelling and experimental characterisation techniques to determine structure/property relationships of materials and complex molecules, for applications in the areas of functional materials, with particular focus on catalysis, energy and healthcare.

The Molecular Modelling and Materials Science programme cuts across the physical, engineering and biomedical sciences, from the development of new drugs to the prediction of more benign catalytic materials. This programme, established by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in response to the needs of industry for highly qualified research leaders with industrial experience, integrates training in cutting-edge computational and experimental techniques and their application to real-life industrially relevant research. The programme includes significant collaboration between UCL and industrial partners.

Department specialisms

Energy Materials and Catalysis Nano-Engineering for Smart Materials Pharmaceuticals and Biomedical Engineering

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT)
International students
£21,530 (FT)

The department may be able to offer, on a competitive basis, BBSRC, EPSRC, and NERC studentships, teaching assistantships and industrially supported studentships

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Ms Mary Lou Jabore
+44 (0)20 7679 4650
020 7679 3001