Research course

Visual Computing

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see our website.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Studying for a PhD or MPhil in the field of visual computing often involves interdisciplinary collaboration. Recent projects have involved Optometry (eye segmentation), Dentistry (3D facial model and facial dynamics), Psychology (Facial Muscle segmentation, perception of facial expressions) and Engineering (Motion Capture).

The School supports this work with a substantial investment in infrastructure which includes:

  • Human Factors Technology Laboratory that features real-time 3D video capture and motion capture system.
  • Solid modelling Laboratory that includes 3D laser scanners and 3D display.
  • Visual Computing Laboratory houses a range of image capture and processing systems and haptic devices.

Qualification and course duration


part time
possible months
full time
36 months


part time
possible months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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