Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling

MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to study computation and numerical modelling at an advanced level.

Course Description

This course draws on cutting edge expertise from three departments in our College of Science and Engineering, and will provide you with practical skills in computation in a range of languages and professional software. You will also develop a clear understanding of the theory of common numerical modelling methods.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Mathematics, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy

Postgraduate Admissions Team
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Department of Mathematics website

Why Leicester?

A collaboration between our Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and Engineering, all of which are noted for the strength of their research and teaching.

This MSc has been developed with the needs of key employers in mind and will make you highly employable.

We have more than 50 postgraduate research students, over 80 postgraduate taught students and in excess of 100 students studying by distance learning.

The Department provides a stimulating academic environment where you can develop your knowledge and skills, and contribute to a wider understanding of the subject area.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Core modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Core modules

Choose either Computational Partial Differential Equations with Applications or Computational Partial Differential Equations with Finite Elements

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

    Plus your Individual Project (completed over the summer)

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

    Additional Information

    What's the difference?

    If you complete the modules but not the project, you will qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip). If you complete only some of the modules, you may qualify for a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).

    Teaching and Assessment

    Teaching is a combination of lectures, workshops, independent work, group and team work, supervised study and directed reading. Assessment is a mixture of written exams, marked assignments, assessed problems, oral presentations and written project reports.

    Entry Requirements

    At least a 2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in Maths, Physics or Engineering.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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    Fees and Funding

    Career Opportunities

    The top students on the course will have the opportunity, when choosing a project topic, to select a project offered by one of our industrial partners.


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    Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
    Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
    Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling
    1 year full-time
    Start Dates
    September each year

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