Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and/or a merit master's degree, or international equivalent, in computer science or a related discipline.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our Computer Science MPhil and PhD programme gives you an opportunity to make a unique contribution to computer science research. Your research will be supported by an experienced computer scientist within a research group and with the support of a team of advisers.

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

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. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 8072