501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2019
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Mathematics with High Performance Computing - University of Plymouth

Supercomputers represent the frontier of numerical research. They need special programming so they can be used for simulations and extracting information from big data. As an expert in high performance computing (HPC), you will understand the logic and define the algorithms to harness this technology. The course covers simulations and data analysis including extracting information from big data. Complete this degree through a project on our HPC cluster with the help of a leading expert. We’re very proud of being top in the Guardian Mathematics University League Table for 2019 for satisfaction with the course. We are also fourth for satisfaction with mathematics teaching. This is part of a record of students regularly saying that they enjoy our degrees and teaching. * Master the algorithms and logic underlying programming using Python (a modern, object-orientated, programming language), Matlab, the statistics language R and Simul8. * Carry out a project on our local supercomputer, helped by a leading expert in high performance computing. * Pure and applied mathematics, modules in probability and options in theoretical physics: get to grips with the foundations of modern mathematics. * Study at a recognised NVIDIA GPU research centre and a NVIDIA teaching centre. Our GPU research facility is used to solve problems including the mass gap of Yang-Mills theory, Lattice-Boltzmann methods for fluid flow, Markov Chain Monte Carlo applications in statistics and data analysis, lava flow simulation, game theory and cyber-security. * Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2018 National Student Survey 99% of our final year students said that 'Staff are good at explaining things’. This is part of a proud track record of success in the National Student Survey (NSS). We are top of the 2019 Guardian Mathematics League Table for satisfaction with the course. * Leading research experts teach you: 68% of our research papers were classified as ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ in the latest UK government survey of research (REF 2014). * Expand the ways you study with access to an extensive set of online support materials, including podcasts and eBooks. * Our doors are open, we have a dedicated study space, the Maths Lab, clickers for immediate feedback in class – in short, we support you to reach your full potential. * Become a confident, effective communicator, able to present your ideas visually, verbally and in writing. Small group tutorials help you acquire these skills. In the 2018 National Student Survey 99% of our final year students agreed that 'I have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course’. * Increase your employability with a strongly-recommended, paid industry placement between the second and final years. Recent employers include GlaxoSmithKline, the Department of Communities and Local Government, VirginCare, Visteon and Jagex. Progress, like our previous graduates, into careers in research, work in the Met Office, GCHQ, finance and industry or postgraduate degrees in applied mathematics. * Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, your degree sets you on a path to Chartered Mathematician (CMath) status.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,PlymouthUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250