2023 entry

MSci Chemistry with Computing (F131)

Course overview

MSci Chemistry with Computing (F131)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: A*AA

A-level contextual offer: AAB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£27,200 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus

Do you love both chemistry and computing? Why choose between them? Modern chemistry relies on the latest computer technologies to address global challenges facing the environment and human society.

MSci Chemistry with Computing combines study of the structure and synthesis of matter with development of computational and data analysis skills. It creates a new kind of scientist – one with a firm foundation in chemistry, a sound appreciation of computing and data analysis, and an understanding of what can be achieved by combining them.

The course offers a unique combination of units and projects, incorporating coding, machine learning and high-performance computing, as well as fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and applications in analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry. In this degree programme, state-of-the-art computational methods are taught through examples drawn from the physical sciences; we call this 'scientific computing'.

Our MSci course is suited to you if you want to gain a solid foundation for a career in coding, scientific computing, data analysis, the chemical industry or research. You will learn to design experiments, interpret results and apply computing skills to problems in chemistry. You will also take units in mathematics, develop your communication and presentation skills, and work on group projects, researching and addressing problems faced in different sectors.

The course builds toward an independent research project. You will collaborate with our leading academics and their research teams, who are experts in computing and in chemistry, to address a current problem in chemistry. For example, you may consider global warming, antibiotic resistance or improve the fundamental understanding of chemical reactions.

We are the UK’s only chemistry-based Centre for Excellence in Teaching in Learning, ranked third in the UK for chemistry research quality (Times Good University Guide, 2022).

We have one of the biggest groups of computational chemists in the country. Units will be taught by experts in fundamental chemistry, computational chemistry, scientific computing and research software engineering; the application of computing skills in chemistry will be emphasised throughout the chemistry units.

Think Big bursaries of £3,000 are available to support first-year international undergraduate students in this subject area.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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Additional requirements

If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry with Scientific Computing, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course.

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