All applications for admission to the CDT must be submitted to the University of Oxford, via the University’s online graduate application form.  If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact the Oxford Chemistry Admissions Coordinator, Aga Borkowska.

After recruiting five outstanding cohorts of students, we have now entered the process for refunding the CDT for a further five cohorts. Funding decisions from EPSRC for the current round of CDTs are expected in December 2018. At this stage we are very happy to receive informal enquiries about positions on our scheme, and we hope to be able to open the programme for full applications in December 2018 or January 2019.

You should specify clearly on the application form that you are applying for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences (for which the course code number is RQ1). Please ensure you retain a PDF copy of your submitted application form.

To apply to join TMCS applicants should state clearly in which university they wish to undertake doctoral research in years 2–4. Applicants may state up to two Universities, giving a rank order if appropriate.

As part of the application process in all cases, you will need to supply a CV, academic transcripts, and three academic referees. In addition you will need to pro­vide a Statement of Purpose. This should be 1000-1500 words long, and should explain your motivation for wanting to enrol on the programme. You do not need to make a detailed research proposal, but your statement should show some understanding of potential research topics in the field.

The CDT has partnerships with a number of Oxford Colleges who have actively sought engagement with our CDT.  You are requested not to specify a choice of College in your application. Successful applicants will be allocated to Colleges by the CDT, in order to maximise the benefits of College associations.

When you have submitted your online Oxford University application, you should send an e-mail to to inform us that you have submitted your application. You should also attach to the e-mail the PDF copy of your submitted University application form.

Deadlines. You are advised to apply as soon as possible once the programme opens There are two main application deadlines during the year:25th January 2019 and 1st March 2019, although we will consider applications throughout the academic year until available places are filled. Note that we are indeed open for applications after the 1st March 2019 deadline. A shortlist of applicants will be interviewed by the CDT Leadership Team.

Mulholland group: structure of a reaction intermediate in an enzyme (hen egg white lysozyme) from modelling with combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods.

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