Master's Degree in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (MQTM)
The main objective of this Master’s degree programme is to provide students with an advanced, specialized, and multidisciplinary training and education focused on facilitating students’ introduction to research-related tasks in the field of computational and theoretical chemistry. Over the last 20 years, computational modelling at a molecular level has become a tool that is utilized across many different knowledge areas: from biochemistry to novel materials, all chemistry-related disciplines, and emerging fields such as nanoscience.
Computational simulation has become a fundamental branch of science that allows for theoretical and experimental studies to surpass certain limits inherent to the studies themselves. This has led to a growing demand for professionals who are educated in these fields. It is a demand that stems not only from the academic world but also from industry: everyday, more and more businesses are using modelling at the molecular level as a tool that is vital to their existence.
As experts in computational techniques, graduates will be capable of making use of all scientific programmes and codes available on the market and will even be able to develop new ones.
Graduates will be well versed in the design of molecules, atomic and molecular clusters, and in studying chemical processes.
Graduates will be good candidates for jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, at petrochemical companies, and in the sector of novel materials. This Master’s degree programme also allows graduates to access doctorate programmes in the fields of chemistry, physics, the life sciences, and material science, which open them up to the opportunity to become professors or researchers in a variety of institutions.
Legislation requires that official Spanish degree programmes receive a positive assessment from the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA, by its Spanish acronym). This process is known as verification, and it serves to ensure that education programmes are properly designed to provide the competencies and reach the learning goals around which the programmes are built. In the technical details you can find reports on official study programmes.
The European Higher Education Area requires that there be a system in place to ensure the quality of degree programmes.
The Master's programme is subject to constant assessment and improvement processes that guarantee that it maintains a certain level of prestige and renown in Europe. You can see the results of the assessment processes in the section on quality.