Research course

Computing and Communications

Open University · Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The school of Computing and Communications conducts internationally excellent research. We welcome applications from strong students in any of our four main research themes:

  • AI & Natural language processing
  • human-centred computing
  • multimedia & wireless communication technologies
  • software engineering and design.

Our vibrant community of over 30 research students enjoys an infrastructure of seminars, research groups, conferences, labs and other resources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Graduate School