PhD Computer Science / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- 36 months full time (or 72 months part time)
- Entry requirements
The minimum academic entry requirements for a Doctorate programme are either:
i) a 2:1 UK Honours degree in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD
ii) an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above and Masters award at Merit level in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD, or equivalent international qualifications
Whilst the most common first degree is Computer Science, we also consider students with backgrounds in an appropriate subject for the research topic (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, biology and medicine).
The Department may require a 1st Class Honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. This requirement is specified at the discretion of the academic supervisor involved under the relevant advertised project.
- How to apply
Before to applying we strongly recommend that you:
- Either identify the research project or CDT you'd like to apply for, or determine your own research proposal (including research project title).
- Liaise with the supervisor you'd like to supervise your research.
- Decide how your research will be funded.
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The PhD is a three-year (or six year, if taken part-time) degree resulting in a substantial thesis.
As one of the largest Departments of in the UK we cover a huge spectrum of Computer Science topics. We currently have ten individual research groups ranging from Advanced Processor Technologies to Text Mining. Our core Computer Science research is augmented by interdisciplinary research taking place at the interface with discipline areas including mathematics, physics, medicine and biology. A detailed overview of the Department's research groups and core and interdisciplinary research themes can be found in the 'research' section of our website .
We're keen to receive applications from potential research students in all areas. Although your application is through the Department, you are basically applying for a place in a research group or with a particular supervisor. You therefore need to look through the research groups to find a suitable topic or potential supervisor. Alternatively you can identify a possible PhD project from our list of available projects.
Find out when our next postgraduate research open events are taking place on our Open Days page.
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): Band A £4,596; Band B £6,000; Band C £9,000; Band D £11,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £25,500; Band B £27,000; Band C £30,000; Band D £32,000
UK students (per annum): Band A: TBC; Band B £3,000; Band C £4,500; Band D £5,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £12,750; Band B £13,500; Band C £15,000; Band D £16,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
We offer a number of scholarships and awards to both UK and overseas students at university, faculty and department level.
For more information about these scholarships, please visit our Funding and Scholarships pages.
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