Taught course

Computional Applied Mathematics

University of Edinburgh · School of Mathematics

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a numerate discipline such as mathematics, engineering, computer or physical sciences. Previous study of applied mathematics, probability and differential equations at university level will be required.

Applicants should have studied a university level course with a substantial programming element, or have an equivalent level of programming experience.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Computational Mathematics, in particular the physical applied areas and the theory and implementation of numerical methods and algorithms, have wide-ranging applications in both the public and private sectors.

More recently, in this era of ubiquitous and cheap computing power, there has been an explosion in the number of problems that require us to understand processes by modelling them, and to use data sets that are large. Thus the subject of Computational Mathematics has become increasingly prominent. Consequently there is high demand also for computational modellers and data scientists. This programme concentrates on the overlap and synergy between these fields.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Lecturer, Dr James R Maddison
+44 (0)131 650 5036