Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations (845G1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Topics covered include: variational formulation of boundary value problems; function spaces; abstract variational problems; Lax-Milgram Theorem; Galerkin method; finite element method; examples of finite elements; and error analysis.


100%: Lecture


10%: Coursework (Problem Set)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)
10%: Written assessment (Project)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: