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Postgraduate Research Programmes and Degrees 


provided by the


Institute for Numerical Computation and Analysis


awarded by the


University of Buckingham, United Kingdom


 


March 2009


 


 


Introduction


The Institute for Numerical Computation and Analysis (INCA) accepts a small number of full-time postgraduate students for research in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Students may register for either a research visit or a degree by research. The degrees are a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) by research or a Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) by research.


Current research areas include fluid mechanics, numerical analysis, engineering computation, scientific computation and computational finance. Research in other areas may be possible by special arrangement. Because of the small numbers, students receive an exceptional level of research guidance from INCA's highly experienced supervisors.


INCA


The Institute for Numerical Computation and Analysis was founded in Dublin in 1980. It is a non-profit research institute, licensed by the Government of Ireland as a company limited by guarantee. INCA is Ireland’s only independent applied mathematics research institute.


INCA and the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom


We are pleased to announce that INCA has been approved by the University of Buckingham, the UK's only independent university, to register graduate students in Applied Mathematics and Computation for research degrees. They will carry out their research at INCA and will be awarded M.Phil and D.Phil degrees by the University of Buckingham. For more information about the University of Buckingham, please see their web site at www.buckingham.ac.uk/ 


INCA at GCD


INCA students can a avail of accomodation at Griffith College Dublin (GCD), where they may use the facilities and participate in the vibrant student life on this modern campus.  See the GCD web site at www.gcd.ie  for more details.


Research at INCA


The research work of the staff of INCA has an international reputation. The staff are involved in a wide range of national and international research activities. Research topics can be supported in depth and students will find much to enrich their scientific interests from the applied to the more pure aspects of the research areas. Much of the research involves collaboration with industry and other universities. INCA runs regular research seminars. See the web site www.incaireland.org  for more information about INCA.


Degree Programmes


For admission to a degree programme students must satisfy the entry requirements of INCA. The three degree programmes are:-


Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) by research


This degree is normally completed in two years. In exceptional circumstances a further year may be allowed.


Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) by research


The student registers in the first instance for a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) by research. Then the student applies at the end of either the first or the second year for a transfer to the Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) register. The degree is normally completed three years after a first year transfer or two years after a second year transfer. In exceptional circumstances a further year may be allowed in either case. A Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) is not awarded in these cases.


Master of Philosophy by research followed by Doctor of Philosophy by research


The student first completes the Master of Philosophy by research programme. Then the student registers for a Doctor of Philosophy by research. This degree is normally completed in three years. In exceptional circumstances a further year may be allowed.


In cases where the student's home university has an agreement with INCA, some parts of the above degree programmes may be completed at the home university.


For admission to a degree programme, students must satisfy the entry requirements of INCA.


Research Visits


To be accepted for a research visit students must be either registered in a postgraduate programme in their home institution or on leave from employment in a company. 


Research Supervisors and Topics


The principal research supervisors are



  • Professor Lawrence Crane (Ph.D. and D.Sc. University of Glasgow, UK)

  • Professor John Miller (Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Sc.D. University of Dublin, Ireland).

Other supervisors will be available by special arrangement, if required. The principal supervisors are highly experienced having suprvised over 50 successful M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses at Trinity College, University of Dublin.


Entry Requirements


Two types of entry requirement must be satisfied: academic achievement and English language proficiency.



  • Academic achievement:  First or second class (first division) honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject.

  • English language proficiency:  IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components) or TOEFL 550 or equivalent level from another system.

Costs


Total costs are composed of fees and living costs.



  • Fees in 2009


Euro 15, 000 per annum for students registered for degrees


Euro 12, 500 for a  9 month research visit.



  • Living costs in 2009


These are estimated to be Euro 1,150 per month.


Contact 


Diarmuid Herlihy, 


Registrar,


Institute for Numerical Computation and Analysis (INCA), 


7 - 9 Dame Court,


Dublin 2, 


Ireland.


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Landline/Fax:  +353 1 287 6003


Mobile:  +353 87 264 3071


Email:  dh@incaireland.org


Web:  http://www.incaireland.org 


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