PhD Computer Science / Entry requirements
Year of entry: 2023
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Academic entry qualification overview
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.
All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess an acceptable English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score:
IELTS: At least 6.5 overall with 6.5 in the written component and no other subtest below 5.5.
TOEFL iBT: At least 90 overall with 22 in the written component and no other subtest below 20. We do not accept 'MyBestScore'.
Pearson Test of English (PTE): At least 59 overall with no subtest below 59.
Further information on language requirements can be found on our website .
Pre-sessional English: We also accept successful completion of a pre-sessional English course run by the University Language Centre to meet our English language requirements.