Atomistic simulations in materials science are challenging since they often involve large system sizes and long timescales to capture the physical properties of interest. This requires the application of simulation techniques that go beyond the standard methods. Students will have an understanding of the basic concepts of advanced atomistic simulation techniques. They will have an overview of a variety of methods that have been developed to overcome the shortcomings of standard approaches. This includes e.g. methods for extending the accessible timescale compared to those reached with regular molecular dynamics.