Applying for a research degree
We welcome applications for research degrees throughout the year.
Overseas applicants wishing to apply for scholarships offered by our International Office are advised to apply early in the New Year.
Those applying for a specific studentship advertised by the School of Computer Science (with funding available to UK/EU students) should refer to the studentship advertisement in the first instance.
If you feel that you meet our entry requirements as listed on the Postgraduate Research landing page
, you can apply to study with us via the link to the right of this text.
Contact us for more information
t: +44 (0)115 84 68377
Please ensure that you include the following information and documents along with your application:
- Name of your potential supervisor(s)
- Research proposal
- Detailed transcript of BSc and or MSc studies
- Electronic copy of BSc and or MSc dissertation
- English language qualification (if applicable and available)
You will also need to supply two references but these can follow in due course.
Applicants are usually interviewed in person or via a telephone/Skype call before an place is formally offered.
The School aims to make a decision on whether to accept your application within eight weeks.
Writing your research proposal
Your research proposal is a compulsory element of the application and the proposed topic should be relevant to the computing disciplines that the School is involved with.
A summary of the research undertaken within the School is available here.
The University of Nottingham has developed a guide to writing a research proposal:
We may need further information from you following your application. Your application may become 'lapsed' if we do not receive the requisite information within a month of request.
A lapsed application can be re-activated on request at a later date if required.
If you wish to defer your application to the University of Nottingham, you will need to contact us via email or call +44 (0)115 84 68377.
All deferrals will need to be formally agreed by your supervisors.
Please also see the University's top FAQ