Entry requirements

You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MPhil/PhD programme in computer science offers you the opportunity to participate fully in the highly interdisciplinary research environment of our department and of the College as a whole.

We aim for all our students to produce innovative ideas and to develop those ideas into fully-fledged research results and software and hardware systems, working within the creative atmosphere of our department.

We currently offer MPhil/PhD supervision in many areas of computing, including:

  • computational creativity
  • computer vision and audition
  • interactions between art, media and technology
  • adaptive hypermedia systems
  • artificial intelligence.


We welcome outstanding applications to study and perform research in any aspect of computer science, and strongly encourage you to contact members of staff with overlapping research interests to discuss your research proposal in the first instance; if you are unsure who to talk to, please contact the Postgraduate Tutor listed below with a description of your interests.

We provide you with office space and computer equipment along with access to computer labs and other facilities, in addition to resources and facilities made available by the College and support provided by the Research Office.

The department and the College provide training in research methods and in technical skills; we have a number of regular research meetings and seminars, from formal lectures to more informal workshops and discussion groups, and you are encouraged to present your work to the department at least once a year. There are also opportunities for you to participate in the teaching activities of the department.

Assessment will be by written thesis (up to 100,000 words) and viva voce.

Find out more about research degrees at Goldsmiths.

Information for international students

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

Fees and funding

International students
International - full-time: £15500

Find out more about postgraduate fees and explore funding opportunities. If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline.

Find out about our involvement in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence, which will see us offering PhD studentships over the next few years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300