New financial support is available for MSc students in Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Physics and High Performance Computing.
Applicants for the School’s MSc programmes are eligible for a variety of funding schemes and scholarships.
Highly Skilled Workforce Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh offers 10 Master’s scholarships for Scottish and EU nationals studying one of the School’s taught masters’ programmes, including the MSc Mathematical Physics, MSc Theoretical Physics and the MSc High Performance Computing.
These ‘Highly Skilled Workforce’ scholarships are supported by the Scottish Funding Council. Places are awarded to taught masters programmes with clear links to industry and relevance to Scottish Government priority development sectors. Students will have the opportunity to undertake research projects which apply their skills to real-world problems drawn from the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, EPCC, or industry. In the latter case, students will have the opportunity to undertake part of their research in a company affiliated to the Higgs Centre, or to EPCC. Bursaries will be provided to cover any additional costs incurred by students taking industry projects.
You must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication. You should submit an online scholarship application form by the deadline of 1st May 2013. Please tick the box to apply for the "UK/EU Master's Scholarships".
Higgs Centre Scholarships
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics offers 5 prestigious Higgs Centre Scholarships, each valued at £5,000, for students enrolled on the MSc programmes in Mathematical Physics and Theoretical Physics. These scholarships will be tenable for one academic year and will be deducted from tuition fees.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students of any nationality. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first-class honours degree or its overseas equivalent.
Masters’ Scholarships in High Performance Computing
The School offers two Masters’ Scholarships in High Performance Computing. Each scholarship covers tuition fees and additional programme costs and is tenable for one academic year. UK/EU students who have been accepted for admission to the MSc in High Performance Computing are eligible to be considered.
You should submit your application for the MSc in High Performance Computing by 1st May 2013. You will automatically be considered for a Masters Scholarships for HPC.
New MSc programmes in Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics
Following the establishment of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, the School has launched two new MSc programmes in Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics. Both programmes are now open for applications for September 2013 entry.
As a core part of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, these two MSc programmes are designed to prepare students for a research career in academia or industry by introducing advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable in a wide range of research areas, while emphasising the underlying physics concepts. Both MScs build upon our integrated Masters (MPhys) programmes and our graduate-level courses.
MSc in High Performance Computing
The MSc in High Performance Computing is taught by EPCC. EPCC is a Research Institute within the School and one of the leading supercomputing centres in Europe, managing an extensive collection of HPC systems including HECToR, the UK’s £115 million national supercomputing service. Students taking the MSc learn the fundamental techniques required to program these large machines, and have access to leading-edge HPC platforms and technologies for their research projects.
High performance computing (HPC) is widely used in science, engineering and industry. This MSc will equip participants with the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge to lead the way in the field of HPC.
Find out more
If you have any questions regarding the MSc programmes, scholarships, applying or pre-arrival information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
PGT Programme Administrator
Email: Yuhua.Lei [at] ed.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 651 7067