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Full-time

1.5-4 years, dependent on award

Part-time

2-6 years, dependent on award

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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Course Code

PHYCMPRP

Key Information

Full-time

1.5-4 years, dependent on award

Part-time

2-6 years, dependent on award

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

PHYCMPRP

MPhil/PhD Computational Physics 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

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

PHYCMPRP

Key Information

Full-time

1.5-4 years, dependent on award

Part-time

2-6 years, dependent on award

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

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.

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.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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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.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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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).

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).

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

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.

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

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.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

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

Entry Requirements 2021-22

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

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

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.

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.

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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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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