Our postgraduate community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. Swansea will provide you with an outstanding experience for your postgraduate research degree.
Here’s five reasons why you should study at Swansea:
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The College of Engineering is at the forefront of world leading multidisciplinary research that is innovative and makes a real difference.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 73% of academic staff in the College of Engineering were classed as producing research of world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) quality. Using weighted averages, this places the School eighth in the UK and first in Wales when compared to other Faculties and Schools of Engineering. Particular highlights include Civil Engineering at Swansea ranked second in the UK for research quality, General Engineering ranked joint fifth, and Materials Engineering joint eighth.
Biosciences undertakes research of relevance to a wide range of fields of study from molecular and cellular through to environmental.
The diverse habitats available locally set Swansea apart for study and research. These habitats are located on the nearby Gower Peninsula, in the Swansea Valley and further afield in the Brecon Beacons.
Biosciences is involved in several major new research initiatives. Firstly, it is hosting the Aquaculture Wales initiative. This £2.34 million programme is designed to develop aquaculture within Wales. As a result, a £2 million Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research building opened in June 2005 facilitates research on fish and shellfish using state-of the-art recirculation technology. Secondly, Biosciences, together with Geography, are developing the multidisciplinary Institute for Environmental Sustainability that will provide additional research facilities of relevance to environmental research.
Biosciences occupies modern laboratories in two linked buildings, with an adjoining greenhouse complex. There is an extensive range of modern analytical equipment, workshops, and specialised culture facilities for a wide range of organisms. We also run an open-circulation marine aquarium, an insectary, and a custom-designed 12.5m coastal research vessel, the RV Noctiluca.
Our aim is to be one of the foremost international centres for research in human and physical geography, and to provide our students with excellent teaching in a friendly atmosphere. Our students voted Swansea the "Best Student Experience" in the UK, and we take pride in offering our students intellectually exciting courses and a great campus life in a vibrant city by the sea.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of Swansea's research in Geography was judged to be of international quality, and 60% was regarded as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).
Staff research interests and strengths encompass:
Quantum physics; functional integrals; stochastic differential equations and applications; Brownian
motion; statistical mechanics; stochastic processes; large deviations and renormalisation group theory; partial differential equations and applications; mathematics of finance; stochastic delay-differential equations; functional inequalities; transport problems.
Diffusions, Markov Processes and Martingales:
Stochastic processes and applications, including applications to Wiener-Hopf theory; quantum probability and quantum computing.
Lévy-type Processes and Pseudodifferential Operators:
Pseudodifferential operators with continuous negative definite functions as symbols; Lptheory of sub-Markovian semigroups; function spaces related to Markov processes; fractional derivatives as
generators of jump processes; non-linear analysis for pseudo-differential operators generating Markov processes; balayage theory; construction of branching processes; mathematics of finance; numerics of stochastic differential equations with jumps.
Hopf Algebras and Integrable Systems:
Differential structures on quantum groups; the functional Bethe Ansatz; algebraic aspects of deformed gauge theories; classical and quantum solitons; braided categories.
Algebraic topology; K-theory and other cohomology theories; Lie groups; relations with number theory
Partial Differential Equations and the Calculus of Variations:
Linear and nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations; non-linear problems and the calculus of variations; reaction-diffusion equations; Burgers-type equations; semigroups of linear operators; pseudo-differential operators; related harmonic analysis; mathematics of image processing; analysis of composite and smart materials.
PhD, MPhil, MRes, MSc by Research
RAE2008 40% of research rated
world-leading (4*) or internationally