Research course

Computing Sciences

University of East Anglia · School of Computing Sciences
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

For entry on to the MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD programmes, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The current research themes for supervision in computing sciences are:

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
  • Graphics, Vision, and Speech.
  • Machine Learning and Statistics.

The School of Computing Sciences is an excellent place to study for a research degree. The school is organised into three laboratories:

Within these labs research is carried out on computational biology, speech processing, computer graphics, computer vision, colour processing, data mining, optimisation, machine learning and statistics.

The school is also part of the Norwich Research Park, which includes the Faculty of Science at UEA, the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Genome Analysis Centre, the Institute of Food Research and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust. The School of Computing Sciences has strong collaborative research links across the Norwich Research Park.

Department specialisms

Imaging graphics and vision; language and human computer interface - speech processing; computing in the life sciences; mathematical modelling and algorithms - operations research; knowledge extraction - data mining

Information for international students

English entry requirements are: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in all components) or equivalent qualification.

Fees and funding

Studentships may be available for exceptional candidates. Please see for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 591 709