Key Information

Full-time

1.5-4 years, dependent on award

Part-time

2-6 years, dependent on award

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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Course Code

PHYCMPRP

MPhil/PhD Computational Physics

This rigorous research programme allows students to expand their knowledge and expertise in an area of specific interest within the broad spectrum of computational physics.

Key Information

Full-time

1.5-4 years, dependent on award

Part-time

2-6 years, dependent on award

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

PHYCMPRP

Welcome to MPhil/PhD Computational Physics

Computational physics is a fundamental area of study that underpins a vast array of topics. This research programme offers the opportunity to work with specialists in the field and the chance to develop strong national and international collaborations.

Researchers in the School of Mathematics and Physics are able to advance their knowledge of computational physics, while developing key research skills.

Research in Computational Physics covers a broad spectrum, including the distinct areas of nanostructured soft matter, active matter, materials science, and molecular biophysics. Dedicated academic supervisors provide in-depth training programmes and students can benefit from the use of specialist computational facilities.

How You Study

Students can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance research skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors. There will be support and encouragement to submit papers to international scientific journals, and the opportunity to present findings at conferences and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of time will be spent in independent study and research. Students will meet with their academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and the stage of their programme.

Research Areas and Topics

Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct leading research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nanoscience at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.

Our research focuses on four key areas: Algebra, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, and Experimental Nanophysics.

The School is home to the Centre for Computational Physics, with research encompassing computational and theoretical physics as well as applied mathematics of nano-structured soft matter, solid/soft matter interface, molecular biophysics, and biologically inspired systems.

For detailed information about the School’s research activities, please visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/smp/research/

Specialist Facilities

The School of Mathematics and Physics forms part of the new Isaac Newton Building, which comprises additional spaces such as workshops and computer laboratories. The School also hosts its own supercomputer.

How you are assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the students thesis and their ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce).

Enrolment

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May. In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Career Opportunities

This research programme enables students to expand their knowledge and expertise in an area of specific interest. It provides the opportunity to develop an in-depth foundation for further research or progression to careers across the broad spectrum of computational physics-related industries including technology, healthcare, engineering, and academia.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.

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