Research Degrees in Computing Science and Mathematics
|How fast will an infectious disease spread? How can conflicting operational features of a telephone be reconciled? How can we use algebra to investigate networks? How does information flow in the brain? These are just some of the intriguing questions being tackled by members of the Department in the course of their research.|
We offer MPhil and PhD degrees by research. In recent years, we have been very successful in attracting research funding and currently hold grants to a value of more than £1 million. The Department has scope for PhD studies in a number of areas.
Aims and Objectives
The MPhil and PhD in Computing Science and Mathematics are research training degrees. At the end of the programme the student will be able to demonstrate, via a written thesis, a range of abilities including: making a critical overview of a discipline; development of that knowledge into one or more specialisms; designing and executing research, investigative or development projects to deal with new problems and issues, applying a range of enquiry techniques; developing creative and original responses to problems and issues; and, communicating at an appropriate level to a range of audiences in a variety of contexts and for differing purposes.
Study at Stirling
Our department is welcoming - staff doors are always wide open and you can be sure of a high degree of personal attention.
|Computing facilities in the department, and the network infrastructure, are all state of the art and regularly updated. You'll make use of the University's workstations (mainly PCs), and departmental facilities (PCs running Windows XP and Sun Ultra-10s running Unix), all linked to the campus network and beyond that to the Internet. You will be encouraged to take advantage of electronic mail and the World-Wide Web.|
A further advantage is the campus itself: a beautiful, exciting and friendly place to be with facilities including the Sports Centre, complete with new Olympic-sized pool, the newly refurbished MacRobert Arts Centre, and the Students Union.