Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences


How to apply

The CDT is, at present, closed to applications. Any announcements regarding a re-opening of applications to this programme will be made via this web site and the usual social media outlets.

Applications are open for the MSc programme in "Theoretical and Computational Chemistry". All applications for admission to the MSc programme 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.

You should specify clearly on the application form that you are applying for the MSc in "Theoretical and Computational Chemistry". Please ensure you retain a PDF copy of your submitted application form.

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.

Deadlines. You are advised to apply as soon as possible. Candidates are advised to consult the main University graduate admissions web pages for details. The main application deadline is 3rd March 2020, although  we will consider applications throughout the academic year until available places are filled. Note that we are indeed open for applications after the 3rd March 2020 deadline. A shortlist of applicants will be interviewed.

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.