Research course

Computing Science

University of Glasgow · College of Arts
PhDMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements


A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.

Required documentation
Applicants should submit:

  • Transcripts/degree certificate
  • Two references
  • A two-to-three page research proposal
  • CV

Months of entry

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

Course content

The School of Computing Science offers high quality learning environment in which world-class research informs course content and delivery. This is recognised in their high ranking positions across university league tables.

The School of Computing Science is consistently highly ranked, achieving 2nd in Scotland and 10th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017).

With about 30 academic staff, 70 research students and 36 research assistants and fellows, we host 24 EPSRC-funded research projects, six EC-funded projects, seven industrially-funded projects, and several research fellowships. Grants and fellowships currently total more than £6M.

We are a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computing Science Alliance (SICSA), a collaboration of Scottish Universities whose goal is to develop and extend Scotland's position as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.

Research groups

The vibrant research culture of the School strongly encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration with each research group running its own seminar series as well as contributing to a weekly research forum.

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

View a full list of our current scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months


part time
36-48 months
full time
24-36 months

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