Accurate and efficient scientific computations lie at the heart of most cross-discipline collaborations. It is key that such computations are performed in a stable, efficient manner and that the numerics converge to the true solutions, dynamics of the physics, chemistry or biology in the problem.
The programme closely follows the structure of our Applied Mathematical Sciences MSc and will equip you with the skill to perform efficient accurate computer simulations in a wide variety of applied mathematics, physics, chemical and industrial problems.
The MSc, has at its core, fundamental courses in pure mathematics and students will be able to take options from both pure and applied mathematics.
Students will take a total of 8 courses, 4 in each of the 1st and 2nd Semesters followed by a 3-month Project in the summer. A typical distribution for this programme is as follows:
Modelling and Tools; Functional Analysis; Partial Differential Equations; Pure Mathematics (recommended).
Mathematical Ecology; Optimization; Numerical Analysis of ODEs; Applied Mathematics; Dynamical Systems; Stochastic Simulation; Applied Linear Algebra; Partial Differential Equations; Numerical Analysis; Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods; Geometry.
Typical project subjects
Domain Decomposition; Mathematical Modelling of Crime; The Geometry of Point Particles; Can we Trust Eigenvalues on a Computer?; Braess Paradox; The Ising Model: Exact and Numerical Results; Banach Alegbras.
The final part of the MSc is an extended project in computational mathematics, giving the opportunity to investigate a topic in some depth guided by leading research academics from our 5-rated mathematics and statistics groups.
page on the Heriot-Watt University website for more details!
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Early BIrd Scholarship
No. of awards TBC
The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences are offering a 10% scholarship to all applicants who accept their offer (conditional or unconditiona), before 31st March 2014. The award will be given as a tuition fee discount and applied directly to your tuition fee account after enrolment.
Value of Scholarship(s)
10% discount on the tuition fee cost of your programme
Early Bird scholarships will be awarded to all self-funding applicants who accept their place on a taught MSc programme in the Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics or the Department of Mathematics before 31st March 2014.
Please return your Reply to Offer form before 31st March 2014 to indicate your acceptance of our offer and you will automatically qualify for the scholarship.
MACS Postgraduate Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
Colin Maclaurin Scholarship – some scholarships of £3,500 will be awarded to outstanding applicants to our MSc in Actuarial Science and MSc in Actuarial Management. Jacob Bernoulli Scholarship – 4 scholarships of either a 10% or 15% discount on the tuition fee cost will be awarded to outstanding applicants to our MSc in Quantitative Financial Risk Management. Thomas Gresham Scholarship – significant scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants to our MSc in Quantitative Financial Engineering. There is no need to apply – these will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit. Mathematics Scholarship – 3 scholarships of £3,000 will be awarded to outstanding overseas applicants to any of our Mathematics MSc programmes. 1 scholarship of £1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding Home/EU applicant to any of our Mathematics MSc programmes.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Home, EU and Overseas applicants are all eligible to apply for any of the following scholarships. These will be awarded based on outstanding academic merit and financial circumstance.
Please apply using our online scholarship application form and include information about your academic achievements, motivation for study and financial circumstance. Applications must be submitted before 31st March 2014 and supported by an academic reference - this should be sent directly from the referee by email to MACSpgenquiries@hw.ac.uk