Research course

Computer Science

Keele University · School of Computing and Mathematics

Entry requirements

  • Individual Research Offices and Institutes – Before submitting an application to undertake a research degree at Keele, you are advised to contact the relevant Research Office or Institute. This will allow you to discuss your research proposal, available supervision and the entry requirements of the research programme.
  • Qualifications and experience – any academic and professional qualifications or industrial experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases form an integral part of the entrance requirement
  • Research programmes – entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.
  • Non-standard qualifications – if your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated, please contact the relevant Research Office or Institute to discuss whether your application would be considered.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

PhD and MPhil projects are available across a range of areas including Software and Systems Engineering, Computational Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Evolutionary Systems, Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence. PhD projects are usually for 3 years (full time) and MPhil projects for 1 year (full time). Part time study is also possible. For further information see the Centre for Computer Science Research website.

Research interests can be found here.

Department specialisms

Computational Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Evolutionary Systems Software and Systems Engineering Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any subtest s required.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Lisa Cartlidge
(+44) 01782 733412