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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory

MPhil in Scientific Computing (12 months)

The MPhil in Scientific Computing is a 12-month full-time Master's Degree, which has a research and a taught element. The taught element comprises of core lecture courses on topics of scientific computing and elective lecture courses relevant to the science or technology topic of the project. The research element is a project on a science or technology topic which is studied by means of scientific computation.

There is equal examination credit weighting between the taught and the research elements of the course, which is gained by submitting a dissertation on the project (maximum 15,000 words) and by written assignments & examinations on the core and elective courses, respectively.

For admission to the MPhil degree programmes the Postgraduate Admissions Office normally require applicants to have followed a three-year first degree and to have achieved or be about to achieve at least an upper second class honours degree from a UK university or the equivalent. All applicants are assessed individually on the basis of their academic records.