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Digital Chemistry

University of Southampton · Chemistry

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Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Chemistry with Software Engineering/Computer Science, Physics Materials Science or Chemical Engineering. Students with a Mathematics background will also be considered.

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If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English. You'll need all of the following scores as a minimum:

Overall score: 6.5
Reading: 5.5
Writing: 5.5
Speaking: 5.5
Listening: 5.5

We accept other English language tests. Find out which English language tests we accept.

Months of entry


Course content

Master the skills required for the new generation of chemical industries. You’ll learn how to use computational modelling, artificial intelligence and the analysis of big data to solve complex chemistry problems.

This one-year MSc programme will position you at the forefront of these developments, giving you the skills required to succeed within a rapidly evolving sector.

You’ll explore topics including:

  • the theory and application of data science
  • computational modelling techniques
  • AI
  • machine learning approaches to modern chemical problems

You’ll also develop skills in:

  • programming in python
  • software development
  • analysing large and complex data sets

You'll work with academic staff who are at the cutting edge of research in computational chemistry.

This programme includes hands-on experience in modern facilities, which may include the University’s supercomputer Iridis 5, which can perform over a quadrillion calculations per second.

Working with state-of-the-art computational software and hardware is central to this programme, giving you the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of modern approaches applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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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