Research course

Computer Science and Informatics

De Montfort University · Faculty of Technology

Entry requirements

A Candidate shall normally: possess a UK honours degree with at least 2nd class honours, or an academic or professional qualification which the Higher Degrees Committee deems to be equivalent; demonstrate competence in the use of English language to the satisfaction of the Higher Degrees Committee.

Months of entry


Course content

Computing Sciences and Engineering at the University is a diverse, exciting and hugely interdisciplinary area of study. Strong links with commerce ensure research is geared towards real-life challenges, and projects cover subjects as diverse as medical diagnostics, robotics, satellite mapping, home security, 3D television, aircraft manufacturing and safety, mobile communication and alternative systems.

Department specialisms

Robotics; Artificial Intelligence; Imaging and Visual Systems; Computer Networks; Software Maintenance; Human - Computer Interaction; Formal Methods; Real-Time Systems; Geodesy; Virtual Reality; Human - Computing Ethics.

Information for international students

Reduced fees for international students studying at home and visiting the university for a short period each year.

Fees and funding

Research studentships are usually advertised in the national press and relevant journals. Enquiries from self-funding students are welcome. A brief guide to sources of funding for postgraduate students is available from the Student Entry and Support Division (SESD) of the Academic Registry.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 - 72 months
full time
24 - 36 months


part time
24 - 48 months
full time
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

Research Office
0116 250 6284
0116 250 6431