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Theoretical and Computational Chemistry PhD

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemistry (PhD/MPhil) programme, students can conduct their research within this group.

This research group consists of four members of academic staff specialising in theory and computation, together with further colleagues applying modelling methods.

Application areas include adsorption and reactivity of oxide and metallic surfaces, and in microporous materials, mechanistic studies of organic reactions, structure and function of bio-molecules, proton exchange and transport in solutions, the simulation of drug-receptor binding problems, simulation of phase transformations and reactions in solid, mass and charge transport, and structure and property prediction.

Students in this field can expect to gain a deep understanding of the fundamental physical processes that lie at the heart of all chemical phenomena. In addition, skills such as computer programming, use of high-performance computing resources, mathematics and numerical analysis feature strongly.

Career Prospects

Graduates from theoretical and computational chemistry have gone on to employment in a wide range of academic and industrial locations. Many continue in research via post-doctoral research fellowships, while others develop and test chemical software. Transferable skills in maths and computing also make graduates from this field competitive in non-chemical employment sectors.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 59 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    139 61%

    29th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    47th

    1

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