An MSc by Research in Applied Mathematics gives students the opportunity to conduct research into areas of mathematics with practical applications in business and industry.
As a researcher in the School of Mathematics and Physics, you have the opportunity to work with specialists in the field and may have the chance to develop national and international collaborations.
Research in the School follows two distinct strands: computational physics/applied mathematics and pure mathematics. Research in applied mathematics is focused on the development of numerical methods and algorithms for solving various equations found in materials science, specifically in the field of nanomaterials. This includes advanced parallelisation and adaptation of the methods for modern supercomputers.
How You Study
You can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance your research skills and support from dedicated academic supervisors. You will be supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present your findings at conferences and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however, the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.
How You Are Assessed
The MSc by Research involves writing a Master's thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic to be agreed with your supervisor. The MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic.
First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.
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