University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Computational Chemistry and Modelling

This programme providea a broad knowledge and understanding of computational chemistry which can be built upon by further study, e.g. for an MSc or PhD, or employed for practical applications within the many areas of chemistry and wider industry.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in chemistry, physics or other cognate discipline.

Course modules

The content of the programme is split into 3 courses: electronic structure theory and classical simulation methods; computational modelling of materials; computer-aided drug design. The 3 programme courses enable participants to study key areas of modern computational chemistry and its applications. This includes the theoretical background and application of quantum and classical techniques to the study of molecular systems, materials and the solid state. In addition, methods of computational chemistry applicable to the modelling of biological processes and to rational drug design are presented.

Assessment methods

Each 20-credit course is assessed on the basis of coursework and an 'open-book' online exam: coursework 75 per cent and written exam 25 per cent. The coursework assessment is broken down into grading of computational chemistry software input/output, journal club discussions, peer-assessment and problem solving tutorial-type questions.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Certificate Online study - 1 years

Campus details

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Distance learning

Key information

EaStCHEM Research School of Chemistry
Telephone number: 
0131 650 2527