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Molecular Modelling and Materials Science MRes + EngD

This integrated four-year doctoral training programme combines a one-year MRes programme with a subsequent three-year doctoral research programme. The aim of the individually tailored training programmes and topical collaborative research projects is to provide highly trained and motivated research leaders for industry.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 4 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT)

Application deadlines

The MRes/EngD programme starts each September. Applications are accepted throughout the year. To apply for funded studentships, it is advisable to contact the CDT manager direct to obtain details of available projects. For more information, please see our web page.

Entry Requirements

A good UK Master’s degree in a relevant physical sciences or engineering subject, an MSci (or MChem, MPhys, MEng, etc.) with upper second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English language requirement: Standard

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Funding

The department may be able to offer, on a competitive basis, BBSRC, EPSRC, and NERC studentships, teaching assistantships and industrially supported studentships.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Senior Research Scientist, Johnson Matthey, 2014,
  • Edwards Vacuum, Graduate Programme, 2013,
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013,
  • D-fine (risk management consulting firm), Consultant, 2012,
  • Credit Suisse, Technical Consultant, 2011,

Employability

Employment prospects of successful graduates are excellent, as all research projects are carried out in collaboration with an external sponsor, providing extensive internships and first-hand experience of working in an industrial setting, whilst carrying out the research. Project management, business and entrepreneurship training also contribute to the employability of the programme’s graduates.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Molecular Modelling and Materials Science programme cuts across the physical, engineering and biomedical sciences, from the development of new drugs to the prediction of more benign catalytic materials.

This programme, established by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in response to the needs of industry for highly qualified research leaders with industrial experience, integrates training in cutting-edge computational and experimental techniques and their application to real-life industrially relevant research. The programme includes significant collaboration between UCL and industrial partners.

Student / staff ratios › 53 staff › 50 taught students › 163 research students

Department: Chemistry

Degree reviews

Staff review

"Through UCL I’ve benefited from access to an internationally leading research community and from interaction with exceptional students."

Dr Tony Kenyon

Subject: PhD training in EEE EngD in Molecular Modelling and Materials, Science CDT in Photonics Systems Development, Nanotechnology MSc, and Wireless and Optical Communications MSc

Application and next steps

Applications

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?

Application deadlines

The MRes/EngD programme starts each September. Applications are accepted throughout the year. To apply for funded studentships, it is advisable to contact the CDT manager direct to obtain details of available projects. For more information, please see our web page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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