University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling

This course provides students with practical skills in computation and technical knowledge in numerical modelling to a level suitable for doctoral study or direct entry into industry. It is a interdisciplinary physical science course which draws on cutting edge expertise from across the College of Science and Engineering.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree (BSc) or equivalent in a subject with a substantial element of computing; relevant work experience.

Course modules

Modules include: practical programming; scientific computing; research project. Plus 1 option module from: computational methods for partial differential equations; finite element methods. Plus 2 option modules from: topics in mathematical biology; equations in mathematical physics; particle methods in scientific computing; methods in mathematical physics; advanced fluid dynamics; advanced solid mechanics. Plus 3 option modules from: data mining and neural networks; operations research; applications in theoretical physics; computational fluid dynamics; dynamics of mechanical systems; design of discrete systems; real-time signal processing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written exams, marked assignments, assessed problems, oral presentations and written project reports.

Sponsorship information

The department awards a number of scholarships to very good international applicants.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,910 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,715 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,910 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5280