Research course

Computing and IT

University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Media, Art and Communications
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Entry requirements MPhil: you will need at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

Research opportunities in Computing and IT are available for either full-time or part-time study and are offered at all levels.

Conduct your own piece of unique research in an area of interest. Get one-to-one support from research-active academics with individual specialisms. Engage with the concerns of the user, the needs of businesses, and rapid digital developments.

Department specialisms include software development, e-business, application development and human-computer interaction on platforms including mobile and ubiquitous technology, and the use of digital technology to support teaching, learning and assessment.

There are keen interests in e-learning using mobile applications; programming paradigms and methodologies with applications in e-business; system modelling, visualisation, engineering and robotics; information assurance; understanding threats to security; investigation through forensic computing; applications of functional languages to robotics; training and virtual reality; patient and therapist support tools; risk management strategies in SMEs; 3D human face modelling and simulation for bio-robots; investigation of the relationship between software and energy usage.

Qualification and course duration


full time
30-48 months
part time
48-84 months


part time
30-60 months
full time
18-36 months

MSc by research

full time
12-24 months
part time
18-36 months

Course contact details

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