Taught course

Digital Chemistry: AI, Machine Learning, Automation and Robotics

University of Liverpool · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Digital (AI) Chemistry is a rapidly evolving, growth industry and AI tools such as machine learning, automation and robotics have the potential to support faster chemistry discoveries in order to address key societal needs and global challenges. The University of Liverpool, in conjunction with Imperial College London, is creating a research hub to develop state-of-the-art Digital Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Chemistry interfaces. This ground-breaking hub aims to position the UK as the global leader in Digital Chemistry and be at the forefront of the Digital AI Chemistry revolution.

Our exciting new Digital Chemistry MSc is a cross-disciplinary programme that offers Chemistry graduates the opportunity to be taught the concepts and techniques of AI, automation, robotics and digitalisation relating to chemistry research. This MSc will develop students’ skills and knowledge in digital processes and methodologies, in order to critically apply them in a variety of chemical contexts, such as pure materials, pharmaceuticals and formulated materials.


This programme is designed for UK BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Chemistry-related degree graduates with a 2.1 or equivalent. It aims to develop their skills and knowledge in the Digital Chemistry domain, equipping them for contemporary and pioneering professional practice or further study at the doctoral level.


  • Students will be able to relate the concepts and techniques of AI, automation, robotics and digitalisation, to their applications in chemistry research.
  • Students will develop critical thinking in the application of digital methodologies across various chemical contexts, such as pure materials, pharmaceuticals, and formulated materials, among others.
  • Students will extend specific skills and knowledge, for example, in collaboration, digital literacy and working in interdisciplinary teams, to a level at which they will be prepared for contemporary and ground-breaking professional practice or further study at the doctoral level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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