Research course

Computer Science

Loughborough University · Department of Computer Science
PhDPhD with integrated research studies

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) or equivalent experience in an area related to computer science.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Here in the Department of Computer Science we have a dynamic research culture that addresses challenges facing society through world-leading technological advances.

We have an international reputation and our staff are committed to delivering inspiring teaching and cutting-edge research at the forefront of technological innovation.

Founded in 1974, we are one of the most well-established university computing departments in the UK with a long track record of developing skilled and highly employable graduates, as well as a reputation for cutting edge research and industry engagement.

Based in the recently multi-million pound refurbished Haslegrave Building, the department is one of the largest within the School of Science. It brings together a lively community of over 40 members of staff, around 500 undergraduates, 50 taught master's students and 50 doctoral researchers.

Committed to providing the best learning environment, you will benefit not only from excellent facilities and world-class cutting edge research carried out by staff but from our enviable international industry links. Our Industry Liaison Committee represents leading UK and international companies, providing regular input to curriculum development, career advice to students and additional teaching resources.

Industry partners shape the way research and projects are conducted. Organisations such as BAE Systems, Jennic, Arqiva, Sure, Advantica, Toyota, Sensinode and Rolls-Royce have collaborated with us to develop new ideas and solve the challenges facing industry today.

These links with industry ensure we sit at the forefront of technological development and provide early opportunities for our students to secure employment.

We have a talented research community which continues to make a valuable contribution to the rapidly developing computer science sector, particularly in areas such as wireless communications, multimedia, logistics, healthcare, the emergency services, transport, surveillance and the environment.

Our research ranges from underlying mathematical theory to the practical creation and operation of networked systems.

Our PhD with integrated research studies is a four-year, full-time PhD which has 120 credits of additional research training spread over the first two years. This additional research training involves taught modules in research methods and in specialist advanced subjects related to the research topic undertaken.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of research degree funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD with integrated research studies
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222681