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Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing

12 months
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32760 GBP/year
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This Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing one-year master's course at the University of Oxford  provides training in the application of mathematics to a wide range of problems in science and technology. Emphasis is placed on the formulation of problems, on the analytical and numerical techniques for a solution and the computation of useful results.

Overview

In the first term, students should expect their weekly schedule to consist of around seven hours of core course lectures and seven hours of modelling, practical numerical analysis and additional skills classes, then a further two hours of lectures for each special topic course followed. 

In addition there are about three hours of problem solving classes to go through core course exercises and students should expect to spend time working through the exercises then submitting them for marking prior to the class. There are slightly fewer contact hours in the second term, but students will spend more time working in groups on the case studies.

This Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing course is offered at the University of Oxford.

In the third term there are some special topic courses, including one week intensive computing courses, but the expectation is that students will spend most of the third term and long vacation working on their dissertations. 

During this time, students should expect to work hours that are equivalent to full-time working hours, although extra hours may occasionally be needed. Students are expected to write special topic and case study reports during the Christmas and Easter vacations, as well as revising for the core course written examinations.

Supervision

The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Mathematical Institute and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Mathematical Institute.

You will be assigned an initial supervisor on arrival in Oxford whose role is to act as an academic advisor during the first two terms of the course. In the third term, your supervisor will usually change when you start work on your dissertation.

Graduate destinations

Further research into mathematics and/or computer science or industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • There are four core courses which you must complete (one unit each), which each usually consist of  lectures, classes and an examination. There is one course on mathematical methods and one on numerical analysis in both Michaelmas term and Hilary term. Each course is assessed by written examination in Week 0 of the following term.
  • Additionally, you must choose at least one special topic in the area of modelling and one in computation (one unit each).  Topics covered include mathematical biology, fluid mechanics, perturbation methods, the mathematics of data, numerical solution of differential equations and scientific computing. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • CV/résumé
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
  • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
  • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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    32760 GBP/year
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    12710 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12710 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
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Funding

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