The School of Computer Science offers the research degrees of PhD and MPhil. Both should be viewed as a preparation for careers in research and development.
Our research introduction gives a broad introduction to research in the School of Computer Science. Follow the links to the individual research groups for more detail. The People listing links to staff personal web pages, which give further details of the research they support.
Please contact potential supervisors by email. It is important that your email to a potential supervisor is specific to their research area and explains why you would like to work with them. It should also include a short CV.
In addition to the formal requirements for PhD studies you need to obtain the support of a member of the School who would be prepared to consider your PhD application.
Applicants for PhD should ideally have a 1st class degree but need at least an Upper Second Class degree (2:1) (or equivalent).
Those whose first language is not English are asked to fulfil the English Language requirements:
IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 79 (minimum 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking)
CELE pre-sessional course final assessment of "Pass"
The next step is to make an on line application or download the application form [PDF]
Please include the following information:
Detailed transcript of BSc and or MSc studies
Electronic copy of BSc and or MSc dissertation
Research proposal, relevant to potential supervisor's research area, written in your own words
English language qualification (if applicable and available)
2 references (can follow in due course)
Please make sure your potential supervisor is named in your application. Note that all applications which are not supported by a member of staff cannot be considered.
Please discuss any scholarship application with your potential supervisor first, and apply well in advance of the scholarship applications.
Postgraduate Research Admissions
The School of Computer Science
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The online postgraduate prospectus
pages also contain details about student life and the University generally, including the latest details of fees, awards for graduate study and information for Overseas Students.