Research course

Computer Science

Newcastle University · School of Computing
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and/or a merit master's degree, or international equivalent, in computer science or a related discipline such as: engineering; systems engineering; mathematics. We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Computer Science Integrated PhD combines taught computer science modules with research. It gives you an opportunity to make a unique contribution to computer science research. You will work within a research group, guided by experts and supported by a team of advisers.

Our Computer Science Integrated PhD (IPhD) allows you to match your studies with your interests. You can choose from a wide range of modules and select your own focus for your final project.

Based in the School of Computing Science, our research reflects our strengths, capabilities and critical mass. Research supervision is available under our six research areas:

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Department specialisms

Development of demanding computer systems; human-computer interaction; ubiquitous computing; computing science; complex biological systems; scalable cloud computing; big data analytics; distributed algorithms; stochastic modelling; performance analysis; data provenance; concurrency; real-time simulation; development of secure information systems; teaching computing science; bioinformatics

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding we page.

Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

part time
96 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 2736