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HetSys Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

This is the qualification most HetSys students will be targetting, and represents the output of the research part of the HetSys training. All students joining the HetSys PhD programme will also be enrolled for the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems which is the main output of the HetSys training programme. We also offer a standalone MSc qualification, and a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). The PGCert is intended either as an exit qualification for students who choose not to continue onto the PhD after the first year, or for PhD students in other programmes (eg EPSRC DTP-funded students) who wish to attend the core parts of the HetSys training.

The PhD will be assessed by a viva voce examination in accordance with standard university regulations, during which the research will be examined in significant depth, and the candidate’s wider knowledge of the field will be carefully probed.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

Total credits required: 120. Students will be required to study the following core modules, totalling 90 credits:

Code

Title

Credits

PX911

Multiscale Modelling Methods and Applications I

15

PX912

Multiscale Modelling Methods and Applications II

15

PX913

Introduction to Scientific Software Development

15

PX914

Predictive Modelling and Uncertainty Quantification

15

PX915

Group project and Peer-to-peer Project Evaluation

30

Students will be required to study 15 or more credits from the following optional core modules. Note: Only a limited selection of these will run each year, hence the flexibility to run in semester 1 or 2. It is planned that all of these modules would run at least every two years, in which case all students, over the 1.5 year taught element of the programme, would have the opportunity to take any of the modules listed here.

Code

Title

Credits

PX917

Computational Plasma Physics

15

PX918

Electronic Structure Theory for Experiment and Models

15

PX919

Quantum Chemistry

7.5

PX920

Homogenisation of Nonlinear Heterogeneous Solids

7.5

PX921

Micro & Nano Flows across scales

7.5

PX922

Approximation theory for PDEs and ML

15

PX923

Biomolecular Simulation

7.5

Students will be permitted to study up to 15 credits of any modules available across the University, subject to the limitations set in the University Regulations & Module and Credit Framework, availability and the approval by their Course Director. List A represents modules “pre-approved” for selection.

Master of Science (MSc)

Total required credits: 180. Candidates will be required to study the same core modules as for the PGDip (see list above, totalling 90 credits), with the addition of a written dissertation based on their Research Project (total 150 credits):

Code

Title

Credits

PX916

Dissertation

60

Students will be required to study at least 15 and up to 45 credits from the same list of optional core and optional modules as for the PGDip. List A modules are "pre-approved" for selection.

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

Total required credits: 60. Candidates will be required to study the following core modules, totalling 30 credits:

Code

Title

Credits

PX913

Introduction to Scientific Software Development

15

PX914

Predictive Modelling and Uncertainty Quantification

15

Students will be required to study between 15 and 30 credits of optional core modules, and up to 15 credits of optional modules. The available list is the same as for the PGDip above, with the addition of the two core modules from the PGDip which are non-core for the PGCert:

Code

Title

Credits

PX911

Multiscale Modelling Methods and Applications I

15

PX912

Multiscale Modelling Methods and Applications II

15