The Programme in Detail


Our training programme spans four years, consisting of a foundation year resulting in the award of a Masters of Research (MRes), followed by a three year period of study leading to a PhD. Successful students will complete the programme with two qualifications; an MRes and PhD.

MRes (Year One)

During your first year you will undertake a Masters of Research in which collaborative and co-operative work will play an important part.

The MRes will provide you with:

  • the skills and methods required to conduct research within academia and industry, including basic research skills related to computing and presentation;
  • guidance towards the right PhD project for you, including exploration of important PhD areas and experience of working with a range of possible supervisors;
  • a grounding in STOR's mathematical core;
  • experience of modelling and problem solving for scientific and industrial applications;
  • an overview of thriving research areas within STOR methodology and applications;
  • an opportunity to develop a formal research proposal for your PhD.

Click here to see details of the MRes programme

PhD (Years Two to Four)

Subject to satisfactory completion of the MRes, you will spend the remaining three years working on your PhD project guided by appropriate supervisory teams. Our aim is that half of the projects will have industrial involvement, with joint supervision provided by an industrial collaborator. Click here to see some examples of recent and current research projects with industry.

The remainder will focus on methodological innovation at the STOR interface, with industrial involvement where appropriate. During this time you will also participate in a range of training activities to help develop other essential transferable skills.

Click here to find out more about the PhD