Its mission is:
The initial intensive training for our students lasts for about 9 months and includes lectures and tutorials in generic technical skills and methods (statistics, numerical algorithms, high-performance computing, machine learning) and in their chosen subject specialisation (astronomy or particle physics). It also comprises training in transferable skills and a mini-MBA and the students are exposed to a short workshop on communicating science. In addition, they apply their skills in a first 8-weeks team-based project, either in-house in our research groups or with external partners.
After their initial training our students pursue exciting research projects in the main STFC-supported groups at Durham University: