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Current Postgraduate Students


In addition to the annually run compulsory and optional courses, there are several specialist courses that you may be able to attend at some point during your studies. Please check this webpage and UTBS for regular updates. We will be adding any new course to this webpage on an ad-hoc basis. You will also be sent emails of any new courses. Majority of these course will be run on a triennial rotation.

Course Title


History & Philosophy for Physical Scientists

Running Academic Year 2020/21

Quantum Computing for Chemists

Last Delivered Academic Year 2019/20

Drug Discovery

Last Delivered Academic Year 2019/20

Green Chemistry

Last Delivered Academic Year 2019/20

Machine Learning in Chemistry 101

Last Delivered Academic Year 2019/20

Contemporary Chemistry: Tackling Global Challenges Last Delivered Academic Year 2019/20 - recordings available.



All undergraduate lectures are available to you should you need to attend to revise and improve your chemistry background knowledge and theory. This will help you to complete you postgraduate studies more efficiently. Details of courses which are available can be found in the undergraduate course guides. If you are unsure which courses are relevant to your area of research, please consult your superviosr or day-to-day lab supervisor for further advice. A full schedule of courses can be found on Timetable.


The Chemistry Department relies upon the excellent selection of computing courses provided by the central University Information Service.  These can also be booked through UTBS however, you need to be really quick to sign up as places are limited and are taken up very quickly. There are also a selection of self-taught courses where you can either download the course material or access via Moodle depending on the course. Check UTBS for more information. Course materials can be downloaded here.

Basic computational courses recommended by the Chemistry Department are:

  • Unix
  • R
  • Python (Offered within Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Studies: See Course Guides Part II )
  • C++
  • High Performance Computing
  • LaTeX (Offered within Department of Chemistry Graduate Education: See Optional Courses)

It should be noted that the course notes for UIS courses can be downloaded by anybody in the University, i.e. the possibility exists to work through courses independently and teach oneself the material.