Research course

Complex Systems

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

For entry requirements please see our website.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Studying for a PhD or MPhil in Complex Systems you will apply advanced computing techniques to real world problems. Recent projects have involved healthcare (building and validating prototype distributed servers to demonstrate healthcare benefits), dynamic network configuration (using human social interaction to adapt pervasive networks) and problems in logistics (multi-objective optimization for problems in green logistics)

Staff working in this field use a number of dedicated laboratories, including an augmented reality laboratory and a regional GRID node.

Several of the academic research staff contribute their knowledge and expertise to the University's large-scale High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities. These computing resources are used to further develop and support School research.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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