The University of Nottingham provides a postgraduate degree course in Scientific Computing in the school of mathematical sciences (MSc). Students with a passion for learning how to harness the power of modern technology through computing should apply for this programme of study. In this program students will learn how to use mathematical computing technology to carry out the calculations and solve problems that are important in the fields of science and engineering.   Modules in this course of study include:


  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Advanced Data Structures
  • Advanced Techniques for Differential Equations
  • Computational Linear Algebra
  • Object Oriented Systems
  • Operations Research and Modelling
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Programming for Scientific Computation
  • Scientific Computation Dissertation
  • Simulation for Computer Scientists
  • Stochastic Financial Modelling
  • Variational Methods
  • And many more!



Entry Requirements

 Entry into this program requires a 2:2 or a lower second class degree with honors or its international counterpart, in mathematics or a very relevant area of study. This degree must also have substantial mathematical rigor in content. Experience with computer programming in some capacity would be useful for students entering this program.

For international students additional requirements apply. Students who sit for the IELTS exams must achieve a score of 6.0 with no less than a 5.5 in any single area. Additionally, students who sit for the TOEFL IBT exam must score at least a 79 with no less than a score of 17 in listening and writing. In the area of reading students must score a 19 and in the are of speaking students must score a 20. More information is provided on taking English language courses on the university of Nottingham’s website.


Course Fees

Home and EU students – £5230 / academic year
International students –  £16,510 / academic year


Contact Information

The Enquiry Centre
The University of Nottingham
King’s Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

t: +44 (0) 115 951 5559
f: +44 (0) 115 951 5812


To enrol for this course please apply through UCAS (see link under ‘IT Course providers’)