Research course

Computer Science

Ulster University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A first- or upper 2nd-class honours degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This area of research is equipped to a very high standard with powerful networked workstation/PC equipment and state-of-the-art hardware and software. The faculty emphasises both basic research and technology transfer. Wide range of partnerships with industry, and international group of research students, staff and visiting fellows.

Department specialisms

Object-Oriented Databases; Knowledge-Based Systems; Multimedia/Distributed Databases; Software Engineering Design Methodologies; Mathematical Modelling; Human-Computer Interaction; Medical Informatics. View the Research Prospectus online (see link below).

Information for international students

International students should visit the university's website ( or contact the university and ask to be sent an international student handbook.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Further details of qualification

Students enrol on a programme of work leading to the degree of PhD or MPhil. Award of the degree is subject to academic progress which is assessed formally throughout the two to six year study period, including by formal examination following submission of the thesis.

Course contact details

Professor Damien Coyle
+44 28 7167 5170