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Dr Zhimei Du

Email: z.du@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7465

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£4,400 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£20,250 (FT)

Students can be self-funded or find sponsorship from funding agencies such as research councils, the European Union, industry or charities.

There are a number of Graduate School Scholarships and departmental bursaries and prizes available.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

More information

Prospectus Entry

Chemistry

Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

65% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
(What is the RAE?)

The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Molecular Modelling and Materials Science MRes

The Molecular Modelling and Materials Science MRes provides training in the key area of the application of computer modelling techniques to materials and complex molecules.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme provides specific training in molecular modelling methods applicable to materials science, together with tuition in research methods and the use of literature sources. The taught courses cover both specialist scientific topics and general project management and professional skills training relevant to the industrial environment.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Chemistry interests and research activities span the whole spectrum of chemistry from the development of new drugs to the prediction of the structure of new catalytic materials.

This programme was established by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in response to the needs of industry for highly qualified research leaders with industrial experience and it provides for significant collaboration between academic institutions and industry.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core modules (60 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a research project (105 credits).

Core Modules

  • Professional Development in Practice
  • Simulation Methods in Materials Chemistry
  • The Scientific Literature
  • Computational Research Project

Options

  • Choice of one M level lecture course in UCL.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a substantial dissertation of approximately 15,000 words, and an oral presentation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical classes and seminars. Assessment is through unseen examination, presentation, coursework and the resesarch project.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is early August for September entry. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme will appeal to a wide range of students with a science or engineering background who wish to carry out research in molecular modelling and progress towards an Mphil/EngD qualification in this field.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study for an MRes in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science. Please tell us what has led you to research. What were the enjoyable or difficult aspects of your undergraduate projects? Do you have much experience of laboratory work or computing? What are the skills you most need to acquire?
  • why you want to study for an MRes in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science at UCL. The MRes programme is research-oriented (58% in terms of credits). Tell us how you will make the most of this opportunity.
  • how your academic background meets the demands of this challenging programme. How well did it prepare you for research? What skills do you want to acquire that will help you in a research career?
  • how you anticipate your future career might proceed
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to elaborate on your reasons for applying to this programme and how your interests match what the programme will deliver.

Career

This MRes provides the ideal foundation for further doctoral research with increasing career opportunities in the field of molecular modelling in sectors including sustainable energy, catalysis, nanotechnology, biomedical materials and pharmaceuticals.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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