Research course

Scientific Computing

University of Warwick · Centre for Scientific Computing
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess, or hope to obtain, a 1st-class honours degree in one of the following sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics. Applicants from closely related disciplines will also be considered. Applicants with a 2.i degree will be considered on a case by case basis. The Centre for Scientific Computing requires two references with your application rather than the university standard of one. Overall IELTS score of 6.5 and component scores.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Scientific Computing, a part of the natural sciences, has experienced probably the most rapid growth of all sciences in the last decade. With the advent of computers, a new way of studying the properties of nature became available. One no longer has to make approximations in the analytical solutions of models to obtain closed forms and interesting but intractable terms no longer have to be omitted from models right from the beginning of the modeling phase. Now, by employing methods of scientific computing, complicated equations can be solved numerically, simulations allow the solution of hitherto intractable problems, and visualization techniques reveal the beauty of complex as well as simple models.

At the CSC, we offer training in scientific computing by research. Project opportunities exist for entry every academic year. Applications are welcomed for Research Council funded projects and from self-funding students.

Department specialisms

The Centre specializes in High Performance Computing and has a unique course in it's interdepartmental approach to research.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

4*: 44 3*: 48 2*: 7 1*: 1

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,109 estimated for 2016
International students

Details of possible funding can be found here: Fees and Financial Assistance

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Vida Glanville