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Current research in the Agents Laboratory in Computer Science is structured around the areas of logics and agent programming, including logics for reasoning about agents and multi-agent systems, and the design and implementation of novel agent architectures and agent programming languages. Possible PhD topics lie in these areas and their intersection, eg the verification of agent programs and multi-agent systems, and applications of agents.
The school’s programme of research welcomes applications from students who wish to pursue the award of MPhil or PhD by full-time or part-time study. Research students come to the school from within the UK as well as from around the globe, including the EU, the Middle and Far East, Latin America, Africa and South Asia. With this diversity of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, our students constitute a rich, rewarding and supportive postgraduate research community within The University of Nottingham’s UK, Malaysia and Ningbo China campuses. For a richer global experience, it is possible for joint supervision to be agreed between the UK and one of the University’s international campuses.
A small number of EPSRC awards are available for suitably qualified candidates.
All research students are involved in the Postgraduate Professional Development Programme. The school's energetic research culture also involves a programme of visiting speakers and regular symposia organised by staff and students.
The school offers research students:
(PGSA) are a particularly important source of support.
are also available.
The University of Nottingham offers a range of research scholarships for outstanding international and EU students.
Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your research course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.
The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.
Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.
Visit the school page for additional opportunities.
In 2015, 95% of postgraduates in the Faculty of Science who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,024 with the highest being £67,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research
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