Research course

Computer Science

Loughborough University · Department of Computer Science
MPhilPhDIntegrated PhD

Entry requirements

Normal minimum requirement is a UK upper 2nd-class honours degree or equivalent. Start dates: 1 October, 1 January, 1 April, 1 July.

MPhil, PhD

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Department of Computer Science is committed to providing the best learning environment and developing international cutting edge research. We have a lively research community of around 30 members of staff and 50 research students.

Research is at the heart of everything we do. Our research is organised under three groups: Vision, Autonomous and Human-Computer (AVCH); Internet Systems and Network Security (ISNS); and Theory and Applications of Formal Systems (TAFS).

You will have access to excellent facilities including 24-hour access to four computer laboratories and a range of hardware and software including humanoid robots, body wearable sensors, eye-tracking systems and visual reality facilities.

"Working in the Department has been a great experience. The environment has been enthusiastic, supportive and always friendly; I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a PhD student here. I have no doubt that the opportunities and support I have received will make a significant contribution to my career and development in the future."

Joel Day, PhD student

Research groups

Vision, Autonomous and Human-Computer (AVCH)

Internet Systems and Network Security (ISNS)

Theory and Applications of Formal Systems (TAFS)

Department specialisms

Principal research areas encompass Computer Vision and Autonomous Systems, Knowledge Management, Networks, Control and Complex Systems, Biomedical and Health Informatics For details see

Fees and funding

Departmental studentships, university studentships, externally funded research projects. See web site at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Integrated PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44(0)1509 22 82 92