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The CDT in Computational Methods for Materials Science (CMMS) is a four-year postgraduate programme. It consists of a taught first year (the MPhil in Scientific Computing) followed by a three-year PhD research project.

Introduction to the Centre

The development of new materials lies at the heart of many of the technological challenges we currently face, for example creating advanced materials for energy generation. Computational modelling plays an increasingly important role in the understanding, development and optimisation of new materials. Our CDT will train young scientists not only in the use of existing modelling methods but also in the underlying computational and mathematical techniques. This will allow them to develop and enhance existing methods, for instance by introducing new capabilities and functionalities, and also to create innovative new software tools for materials modelling in industrial and academic research.

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Course Structure

The CDT programme is composed of a one-year Master's course followed by a three-year PhD.

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Projects and supervisors

The Departments and academics contributing to the CDT and a list of projects.

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How to apply

Candidate eligibility and the application procedure

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Industrial engagement

The CDT in Computational Methods for Materials Science is founded on partnership and engagement with our industrial partners.

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Enhanced training elements

Enhanced training elements of the 4-year CDT Programme.

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