Research course

Computing and Informatics

University of Bradford · School of Engineering and Informatics
MPhil Leading to PhD

Entry requirements

Minimum academic qualifications required for entry are a higher degree from an approved university and a first or upper second-class undergraduate degree. Exceptionally, applications from candidates with lower than the qualifications above, but with experience and training as suitable preparation, will be accepted. If English is not your main language or language of education, you will have to show adequate command of English before being admitted to the programme. The minimum requirement is IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each of the four sub-tests (speaking, listening, reading, writing), or at least 87 in the internet-based TOEFL.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content


Informatics Research Institute

The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) is the focus of the
computing research in the School. The Institute buzzes
with a strong spirit of innovation, fed by a long tradition
of leading-edge research in both core computer science
and collaborative interdisciplinary work at the boundaries
between computing and application areas.
The Institute's research activity is organised into four
interdisciplinary groups:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Applied Mathematics
Digital Imaging and Visualisation
Networks and Performance Engineering

There are currently approximately 200 researchers working in
various disciplines throughout the Institute. Extensive national and
international collaborations have resulted from our participation
in European projects under all of the Framework programmes,
with current projects encompassing image manipulation,
digital media and network performance engineering.

Centre for Visual Computing

The University has recently established a number of
multidisciplinary, cross-School research and knowledge transfer
centres working at the leading edge of research and innovation.
Building on over 40 years of research activity, the centres deliver
world-class research through collaboration with a range of
universities, companies and organisations worldwide. All have
impressive track records of Research Council funding, research
studentships, and working with industry and business. The
School hosts the Centre for Visual Computing which builds and
expands on research from the Digital Imaging and Visualisation
group. This exciting new initiative draws on expertise across
the University to work at the cutting edge of visual computing
developments and applications.

Communication, Culture and Media Research

This research group is based in Bradford Media School,
and both staff and students work closely with those in the
IRI. This means that not only is there a strong research
record in the more traditional areas in the field, but that
research that spans these areas and the uses, applications
and development of new technologies is at the heart of the
group's work. The group is also the home of the Bradford
City of Film studentship

Qualification and course duration

MPhil Leading to PhD

part time
72 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

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