Research course

Theory and Simulation of Materials

Institution
Imperial College London · Department of Physics
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants will have, or be expected to achieve, a first class Honours (Bachelors or Masters), or overseas equivalent in the physical sciences or engineering.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The aim of the course is to train a new generation of multi-disciplinary scientists who relish the challenge of understanding mathematically complex physical phenomena, and who want to apply their talent for theory to tackle some of the most pressing technological challenges facing modern society.
The course provides a cutting-edge multidisciplinary educational and research environment in the theory and simulation of materials across length and time scales, to enable students to learn how to look at materials problems from different perspectives. To achieve this, the first year MSc course will provide a rigorous training in the required theoretical methods and simulation techniques. The PhD research project, which occupies years 2-4, will have two supervisors whose combined expertise will bridge multiple length and time scales. A key emphasis of research projects will be on the development and implementation of new theory and code for materials simulation.
For more information visit our web site: www.tsmcdt.org

Department specialisms

Physics; Materials; Mechanical Engineering; Chemistry

Information for international students

College requires applicants to have taken an English Language test and achieved an acceptable grade or score before admission can be confirmed. For more details see www3.imperial.ac.uk/registry/admissions/pgenglish

Fees and funding

Around eight fully-funded four-year studentships are available each year to applicants meeting the EPSRC requirements of having been 'normally resident' in the UK for the last three years. In addition other fully-funded opportunities for EU applicants will be advertised on our web site, involving scholarships or industrial funding for specific projects.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms Miranda Smith
Email
miranda.smith@imperial.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7594 0709