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Next Generation Computational Modelling, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Computational modelling is critically important to modern science and engineering. The achievements of modern research and their rapid progress from theory to application are increasingly underpinned by computation.

Consequently, there is strong pull from government, industry and academia for skilled scientists and engineers with the broad, state-of-the art training necessary to innovate in this area.

Computational approaches are hailed as a new third pillar of science and engineering - in addition to empirical and theoretical work. While its breadth makes computation almost as ubiquitous as mathematics as a key tool in science and engineering, it is a much younger discipline and stands to benefit enormously from systematic training provision, connecting simulation techniques across established domains, and establishing best practice in software engineering for research.

PhD degree in Next Generation Computational Modelling

The Southampton Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling provides an innovative training programme for post-graduate students to:

  • be trained in state-of-the-art best practice for computational modelling
  • be exposed to industrial and real-world problems
  • become cross-disciplinary communicators
  • become cross-disciplinary computational problem solvers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Core Modules 

  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Computational Methods I
  • Advanced Computational Methods II
  • Statistics for Computational Modelling
  • Professional and Research Skills

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Students are required to have either a first or upper second class degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area from a recognised University and a demonstrated interest and basic background in programming.

Our work is multidisciplinary, so we are keen to get a diverse spread of students with science and engineering backgrounds. This includes the subjects like Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry etc. The requirements may vary depending on your background and the projects that you may be working on. A list of available PhD projects can be found on our website.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


At least 8 fully funded studentships per year are for projects that are available to students from the European Union. All our students are provided with a Mac Book Air laptop for the 4-year programme, and a powerful PC workstation for the 3 years of full time research, and have access to the Southampton Supercomputer Iridis and the national Supercomputer ARCHER.

Students with a UK passport or EU passport who have lived in the UK for at least three years are eligible for a wider set of projects found on our website 

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