EngD Software Systems Engineering / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
EngD
Duration
48 months Full-time
Entry requirements
We have the following pathways with varying entry requirements:
  • Standard: 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject.
  • Experienced: As per 'Standard' with evidence of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) in research training already undertaken.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online  

Before to applying we strongly recommend that you:  

  1. Either identify the research project or CDT you'd like to apply for, or determine your own research proposal (including research project title).
  2. Liaise with the supervisor you'd like to supervise your research.
  3. Decide how your research will be funded.
In your application you'll need to refer to; a) your chosen research project or own project name, b) your supervisor, c) your chosen funding option, and d) the details of your previous study – so make sure you’ve got that info to hand.
Sustainable Development Goals

Find out how this programme aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:

  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
EngD Y N N N

Programme overview

The EngD is a 3, 3.5 or 4 year degree resulting in a substantial thesis.

As one of the largest Departments of Computer Science in the UK we cover a huge spectrum of research. 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.  

Open days

Find out when our next postgraduate research open events are taking place on our Open Days page.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • EngD (full-time)
    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

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

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.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.

Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.

To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our programmes address.

  • Goal 4: Quality education

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Contact details

Department
Department of Computer Science
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0699
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/cs
School/Faculty

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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