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Computer Science (CDT) PhD

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Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
48 months
Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for this programme is a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Whilst the most common first degree is Computer Science, we also consider students with backgrounds in an appropriate subject for the intended research (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering and medicine).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Programme description

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computer Science is a division of the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. Its function is to provide PhD research programmes according to a new four year model accepted by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of its new focus on the future of PhD training within the UK. Each programme consists of an initial `foundation period' of six months followed by a 3.5 year period of focused PhD level research, carried out under the supervision of a PhD supervisor.

Further details can be found on the CDT programme webpages .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,121
    International students (per annum): £20,000


Scholarships are available for UK and EU students starting in September 2014. These scholarships pay all tuition fees and a full stipend for 4 years. Applicants must be eligible to pay home tuition fees. 

There are currently no studentships available for overseas students. International students who are sponsored by recognised funding bodies may apply to the Centre for Doctoral Training, but they will not eligible to apply for CDT awards. Evidence of such funding must be provided with any application.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Computer Science
Contact name
PGR Admissions Officer
+44 (0)161 275 0699
+44 (0)161 275 6200
Academic department overview

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