Fully Funded 4-year Doctoral Studentships

Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences

Opportunities are available to join the UK's only Centre for Doctoral Training dedicated to computational and theoretical chemistry. You will receive integrated, in-depth training in the core activities of

  • fundamental theory
  • software development
  • application to contemporary research challenges

TMCS is formed as a consortium of leading research groups from the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Southampton. Our students benefit from expertise right across the subject, and from our strong links with prospective employers across a range of sectors.

Research interests in TMCS include

  • fundamental quantum theory, electronic structure and dynamics
  • simulation of materials, soft matter and biological systems
  • exploration of chemical reaction mechanisms and catalysis

We are seeking applicants for approximately 12 vacancies each year on our cohort centred programme. Our students will receive their in-depth training in year-one, and will undertake doctoral research in one of the three Universities. There will be opportunities to engage with our industrial partners through training and research collaborations. Applications directly to TMCS are accepted, in which case project selection/allocation will take place part way through year one. Alternatively applications will be accepted to specific projects, and these will be listed below shortly.

Funding will be subject to normal EPSRC rules. UK and EU students will be eligible for fullfee studentships. In addition, UK students will be eligible for an annual stipend at or above £14,296 each year. A number of overseas (non-UK or EU) students may be admitted to the programme, but will be required to pay full overseas fees and costs if accepted (although some non-EPSRC funding will also be available to provide stipends for EU students).

Applicants would typically be expected to have a first class degree (or overseas equivalent) in chemistry or a closely related discipline. Applications should be made as soon as possible, but will be considered throughout the year until the programme is full. Deadlines for upcoming recruitment rounds and much further information can be found at our website: