Postgraduate Study within IMPACS
Taught MSc Courses
The Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth has a strong research focus on techniques and applications of intelligent systems, working with many major companies. Our taught Masters degrees draw on this focus, and link to the expertise and interests of the Department. They are designed to meet the needs of both students wanting a foundation for a career in research, and those wanting to expand on their skills to accelerate their industrial career.
For more information about our taught MSc programmes, please see Taught MSc Programme.
The Department offers both 3-year PhD and 1-year MPhil research degrees. These programmes involve individual research on a topic agreed by the student and the Department. Each research student conducts research under the guidance of a staff member as the student's principal supervisor and another as the second supervisor. Research degrees are awarded on the basis of a thesis and oral examination.
Taught MSc Courses
The Department of Mathematics at Aberystwyth collaborates with the department of Computer Science and the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Science to provide an MSc in Statistics for Computational Biology. The scheme is designed to introduce key, practice-based skills in statistics and will be of interest to students that are looking for the minimum entry-level qualification for many excellent employment opportunities in pharmaceuticals, advanced agriculture and in public health. For more information please see the details of our Taught MSc Programme.
Research Degrees (PhD, MPhil)
The Department of Mathematics has an established reputation in leading-edge collaborative and interdisciplinary research. More information is available in our brochure on Postgraduate Studies in Mathematics and Physics. Extensive research is carried out in the areas of mathematical modelling of solids and structures, rheology of complex fluids and foams, analysis and measure theory, functional analysis, operator algebras and open quantum systems. See the following research group pages for more information: Mathematical Modelling of Structures, Fluids and Solids Quantum Structures, Information and Control Facilities are offered for students to read for PhD and MPhil degrees by research in these topics. We frequently have fully-funded PhD studentships (from EPSRC and the European Union for example) available for students holding a good honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. In addition, there are often bursaries available to non-EU Postgraduates that cover the difference between overseas fees and UK/EU fees. An informal inquiry to the department will determine what is available at any particular time.
Postgraduate Study in Physics
Physics at Aberystwyth has an established reputation in leading-edge research and frequently has fully-funded PhD studentships (e.g., from EPSRC, NERC, STFC, University Scholarships) available for UK/EU students holding a good honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. Postgraduate Study - More Information