Any person who has an official Spanish university degree, or a degree issued by a higher education institution of the EHEA that empowers the country issuing the degree to access official master's degrees. Students with a foreign qualification (external to the EESS) can also take this Master's degree, which is homologated or not approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to the degree titles and that it authorizes the issuing country to access official master's degrees.
This Master is aimed at graduates or graduates in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or equivalent qualification who wish to specialize in the development and use of computational techniques that are typical of Theoretical Chemistry-Physics and the modeling of physico-chemical systems . Other degrees of a scientific nature will also be taken into consideration as long as the student adapts his basic training under the supervision of a tutor.
All students will have to officially accredit a level of knowledge of English equivalent to TOEFL with a minimum score of 213/550, IELTS with a minimum score of 6 points or at least a B2 according to the common European framework.Professional outingsAs experts in Computing and Simulation Techniques, students who pass the Master's studies will be prepared to begin a research work that culminates in a doctoral thesis in Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences, or Materials Sciences, as well as to address problems of molecular design or modeling of physical-chemical, industrial or biochemical and biological processes and applications of Theoretical Chemistry and Molecular Modeling to very diverse fields that go from chemical reactivity, spectroscopy or catalysis, to bioinformatics, through materials science or polymers. They will, therefore, be qualified candidates to join the pharmaceutical, petrochemical or new materials industries. They will also have the right profile to join other types of companies as computer experts (finance, information technology, data mining, consulting firms, research and development companies, etc.)CurriculumThe Master's degree curriculum is undergoing verification. This may lead to a change in the name and teaching load of some subjects. If the verification is accepted, it will be necessary to modify the enrollment parameters in accordance with the new situation.
This Master is structured in two courses: The first to be held at the University of Oviedo in 2012, and the second, which will be held at a European University of the 47 that have been established by the consortium. Each course will have 60 ECTS credits each.
The first year of the Master is local, but its structure is basically the same in each and every one of the Consortium Institutions. In this course, 12 ECTS credits will be dedicated to a leveling course, 3 ECTS credits will be dedicated to improving the knowledge of a European language other than the language of the student's country of origin, and 30 ECTS credits will be used to provide the student a solid formation in fundamental aspects of the Master.
More precisely, this training will include the following contents: Mathematics, Numerical methods and programming, Molecular quantum mechanics, group theory and spectroscopy, Statistical Mechanics and reaction dynamics.
This training will be acquired in an Intensive Interuniversity Course lasting four weeks. The professors of this Intensive Course are experts from the participating Universities. It is expected that this staff of Professors will be renewed on a rotating basis between the different participating Universities every two years. This Intensive Course is followed by a supervised work of the student, already in his University of origin.
The remaining 15 credits correspond to courses followed within the institution of origin and that aim to provide the student with sufficient training in other areas of Chemistry, which guarantee a sufficient base in advanced aspects of Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic and current chemistry techniques (spectrometry, resonance techniques, etc.), and that must be coordinated with the other Departments and / or areas of knowledge.
The second year of the Master has an essentially international character. The 60 ECTS credits are divided as follows: 24 teaching credits and 36 credits of Initiation to Research that will culminate in the presentation and defense of a Master's Thesis. The 24 teaching credits correspond to an Intensive International Course that will last four weeks. Teaching will be done in English and the teachers will be experts from the different Institutions that make up the Consortium and / or from third countries. This four-week teaching period will be followed by a period of supervised work that the student will carry out once he has returned to the University where he is studying his second year and under the supervision of a tutor appointed, for that purpose, by each University.