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Postgraduate Admissions

The MPhil in Scientific Computing is offered by the Department of Physics as a full-time course and introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are:

  • To provide education in Scientific Computing of the highest quality at a graduate level and to produce graduates of the calibre sought by industry, the professions, and the public service.
  • To provide training for the academic researchers and teachers of the future.
  • To encourage and pursue research of the highest quality in Scientific Computing and its applications.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of numerical methods, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies; and
  • demonstrated self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.

Continuing

Students wishing to progress to PhD study after passing the Masters degree should reapply for admission to a PhD through the University admissions website, taking the funding and application deadlines into consideration.


Open Days

The Department of Physics participates in the University of Cambridge's Postgraduate Open Day.

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

 


Departments

This course is advertised in the following departments:

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Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Physics This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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