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Applied and Computational Mathematics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Applied and Computational Mathematics research group from The University of Edinburgh combines expertise in dynamics, classical and statistical mechanics and advanced scientific computing techniques, to develop techniques for applications such as molecular dynamics, geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics and optoelectronics.
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Overview

The School's EPSRC funded Mathematical Modelling, Analyis and Computation (MAC-MIGS) Centre for Doctoral Training is based within the Applied and Computational Mathematics group from The University of Edinburgh. Applicants interested in this area are strongly encouraged to apply to this PhD programme as well. Further information about the CDT can be found at on the MAC-MIGS website.

If you have a passion for applied mathematics, our facilities, people and environment will help you develop your research ideas to their full potential.

The School of Mathematics is a vibrant community of more than 60 academic and related staff supervising 60 students.

Facilities

You will enjoy excellent facilities, ranging from one of the world’s major supercomputing hubs to generous library provision for research at the leading level, including the new Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library at King’s Buildings.

Students have access to more than 1,400 computers in suites distributed across the University’s sites, many of which are open 24 hours a day. In addition, if you are a research student, you will have your own desk with desktop computer.

We provide all our mathematics postgraduates with access to software packages such as Maple, Matlab and Mathematica. Research students are allocated parallel computing time on ‘Eddie’ – the Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility. It is also possible to arrange use of the BlueGene/Q supercomputer facility if your research requires it.

You will have access to EPCC, one of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our research interests are varied and include:

  • astronomical fluid dynamics
  • multiscale modelling and analysis
  • molecular dynamics
  • mathematical meteorology
  • Hamiltonian dynamics
  • nonlinear waves in fluids and solids
  • optoelectronics
  • signal processing
  • mathematical biology
  • exponential asympotics
  • homogenisation theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent, in an appropriate subject; or a UK 2:1 honours degree plus a UK masters degree, or their international equivalents; or relevant qualifications and experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £10,050

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

MAC-MIGS Centre for Doctoral Training

  • Students interested in this programme are also advised to apply for Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation (PhD with Integrated Study) which is associated to the MAC-MIGS Centre for Doctoral Training and offers fully-funded studentships.
Funding
  • School of Mathematics funding opportunities
  • Research scholarships for international students
  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

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