Taught course

Scientific Computing and Data Analysis

Durham University · Department of Computer Science

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Entry requirements

A UK first or 2.1 Honours degree (BSc) or equivalent

• In Physics or a subject with basic physics courses OR

• In Computer Science OR

• In Mathematics OR

• In any natural sciences with a strong quantitative element.

Months of entry


Course content

Advances in fields such as Physics, Engineering or Earth Sciences are increasingly driven by those most skilled in computational techniques. Notably, people skilled to write codes for the most powerful computers in the world and skilled to process the biggest data sets in the world make a difference.

The MSc Scientific Computing and Data Analysis is intended to provide Masters-level education in Computer Science aspects of scientific computing (algorithms, data structures, implementation techniques and computer tool usage), in Mathematical aspects of data analysis and application knowledge in the chosen specialisation domain.

The course is structured into five modules and it is offered “with a specialisation in astrophysics” or “with a specialisation in particle physics”.

Core modules:

• Statistics, Machine Learning, Scientific and High Performance Computing

• Professional Skills

• Project.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,000.00 per year
International students
£25,000.00 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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