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
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.
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
Details of possible funding can be found here: Fees and Financial Assistance
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Vida Glanville