Research course

Computer Science

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirement for an MPhil or PhD is an Upper Second Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline, or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree or international equivalent. The school may require a First Class Honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. This requirement is specified at the discretion of the academic supervisor involved. Whilst the most common first degree is Computer Science, we also consider students with backgrounds in an appropriate subject for the research topic (eg mathematics, physics, engineering, biology and medicine).

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

As one of the largest Schools of in the UK we cover a huge spectrum of Computer Science topics. We currently have ten individual research groups ranging from Advanced Processor Technologies to Text Mining. Our core Computer Science research is augmented by interdisciplinary research taking place at the interface with discipline areas including mathematics, physics, medicine and biology.

Course aims:
The MPhil consists of one year of research culminating in an MPhil thesis and often leads to a full PhD.
The Degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a period of supervised research and training, the results of which show convincing evidence of the capacity of the candidate to pursue research and scholarship and represent original work that is appropriately located by the candidate within a wider field of knowledge and investigation. The results of this research shall then be embodied in a thesis or other appropriate form.

The PhD is a three-year or four-year degree resulting in a substantial thesis.
The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a period of supervised research and training, the results of which show convincing evidence of the capacity of the candidate to pursue research and scholarship and make an original contribution and substantial addition to knowledge. The results of this research shall then be embodied in a thesis or other appropriate form and must contain material of a standard appropriate for peer-reviewed publication.

Department specialisms

Advanced Processor Technologies; Bio-Health Informatics; Formal Methods; Information Management; Informatics Process; Machine Learning and Optimisation; Nano Engineering and Storage Technologies; Software Systems; Text Mining; Visual Computing; Advanced Interfaces; Imaging Sciences

Fees and funding

Full funding is available for UK & EU students on a competitive basis. Fee contribution awards are available for international students. Further information is available on our website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Admissions Officer
Email
pgr-compsci@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 0699