Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities

Program overview

Main Subject

Chemistry

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling

The Erasmus Mundus Master of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM) is a joint initiative of seven European universities, including KU Leuven and coordinated by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, that trains students to master a wide range of theoretical and computational tools on the forefront of research in molecular science.

About the programme

Modern chemistry would be unthinkable without the achievements of theoretical and computational chemistry. These disciplines became an essential tool for the molecular sciences towards the end of the 20th century, and they will undoubtedly mark the new era that lies ahead. From this perspective, training and educating new generations of computational and theoretical chemists with a broad, practice-based knowledge is of paramount importance. Experts from several European universities have come together to do just that.

The Erasmus Mundus Master of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling is a joint initiative of and organised by: 

  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (coordinating institution), Spain
  • Universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands
  • KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
  • Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, France
  • Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Organised over two years

The first stage introduces you to concepts and methods. The core of the programme is an intensive international summer course intended to bring all participants to a common level of excellence. It takes place during the summer between stage 1 and stage 2 and runs over four weeks in total. Coursework is taught by a select group of invited international experts.

The second stage of the programme is devoted to tutorials covering the material dealt with in the intensive course and to a thesis project carried out in part at another university within the consortium.

The intensive course is organised at the partner institutions on a rotating basis.

Specialise in research relating to

  • Modelling of catalysis, both homogeneous and heterogeneous
  • Modelling of biomolecular systems, using both classical and quantum mechanical methods
  • Photochemistry and photophysics
  • Materials and nanomaterials
  • New theoretical algorithms and methodologies
Career perspectives

In addition to commanding a sound theoretical knowledge in chemistry and computational modelling, you will be equipped to apply your mastery of code in a work environment or to develop new codes to address emerging specifications in the fields of research or production. 

You will have attained the necessary skills to pursue a scientific career as a doctoral student in chemistry, physics or material science. You will also be qualified to work as an expert in molecular design in the pharmaceutical industry, at petrochemical companies and in the new materials industry. You will also have a suitable profile to work as a computational expert.

Program overview

Main Subject

Chemistry

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling

The Erasmus Mundus Master of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM) is a joint initiative of seven European universities, including KU Leuven and coordinated by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, that trains students to master a wide range of theoretical and computational tools on the forefront of research in molecular science.

About the programme

Modern chemistry would be unthinkable without the achievements of theoretical and computational chemistry. These disciplines became an essential tool for the molecular sciences towards the end of the 20th century, and they will undoubtedly mark the new era that lies ahead. From this perspective, training and educating new generations of computational and theoretical chemists with a broad, practice-based knowledge is of paramount importance. Experts from several European universities have come together to do just that.

The Erasmus Mundus Master of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling is a joint initiative of and organised by: 

  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (coordinating institution), Spain
  • Universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands
  • KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
  • Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, France
  • Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Organised over two years

The first stage introduces you to concepts and methods. The core of the programme is an intensive international summer course intended to bring all participants to a common level of excellence. It takes place during the summer between stage 1 and stage 2 and runs over four weeks in total. Coursework is taught by a select group of invited international experts.

The second stage of the programme is devoted to tutorials covering the material dealt with in the intensive course and to a thesis project carried out in part at another university within the consortium.

The intensive course is organised at the partner institutions on a rotating basis.

Specialise in research relating to

  • Modelling of catalysis, both homogeneous and heterogeneous
  • Modelling of biomolecular systems, using both classical and quantum mechanical methods
  • Photochemistry and photophysics
  • Materials and nanomaterials
  • New theoretical algorithms and methodologies
Career perspectives

In addition to commanding a sound theoretical knowledge in chemistry and computational modelling, you will be equipped to apply your mastery of code in a work environment or to develop new codes to address emerging specifications in the fields of research or production. 

You will have attained the necessary skills to pursue a scientific career as a doctoral student in chemistry, physics or material science. You will also be qualified to work as an expert in molecular design in the pharmaceutical industry, at petrochemical companies and in the new materials industry. You will also have a suitable profile to work as a computational expert.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

0+

Admission criteria

Bachelor (of Science) in Chemistry, Physics, or any equivalent level if authorized by the legislation of the corresponding European Country. Other scientific bachelors can be accepted, provided the student takes complementary levelling courses, set by the programme director of the TCCM programme. These courses can be taken before or simultaneously with the master programme.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

Is this the right programme for me?

  • Candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics or Material Science are eligible for admission. Holders of other scientific bachelor’s degrees may be accepted provided the student takes complementary levelling courses under the supervision of their local tutor.
  • For students from third countries or students with bachelor’s degrees different from those mentioned above, the prerequisite knowledge level should be certified. All application files (including those of students from third countries and those with other bachelor's degrees) are evaluated by the programme's International Committee.
  • For a complete list of prerequisite knowledge areas and a more thorough understanding of the International Committee’s evaluation process please visit the faculty website where you will also find more detailed information about the linguistic and mathematical demands of the programme.

2 Years
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

3,500 EUR
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International Students

3,500 EUR
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