Research course

Computing and Mathematical Sciences

University of Greenwich · School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A good first degree, typically 2.1 or above in a related subject. • Each application is considered on its own merits, so entry requirements may vary.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Computing & Mathematical Sciences has an outstanding research record, for example, our Fire Safety Engineering Group has won the Queen's Anniversary Prize and the top award at the British Computer Society IT Awards for its EXODUS software.

Each student normally first enrols on the MPhil degree. After completing the first year of the MPhil, the student's progress is reviewed, and, if considered satisfactory, the student is permitted to transfer to the PhD for a further two to three years of research. A student who does not wish to continue at this point may write up and submit the work to be considered for an MPhil degree.

MPhil/PhD students are usually provided with two supervisors, who guide them through the research. The supervisors are usually research staff from within the School, although a supervisor may be appointed from another School or from outside the university. The School has a number of research groups focusing on practical and important real-life problems.

The School also offers a one-year MSc by Research, please go online for more information.

Research projects

If your research area does not fall exactly into one of the following categories, contact the School to discuss your requirements.

  • Thermal stress analysis
  • Coupled structures and flow
  • Electronic packaging
  • Computer science
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data mining
  • Case-based reasoning
  • Autonomic computing
  • Operations research
  • Internet technologies
  • Multimedia
  • E-learning
  • Fire safety engineering and evacuation,
  • Human behaviour, pedestrian dynamics, combustion and ventilation
  • Parallel computing
  • Continuum physics
  • Algorithms and codes
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


part time
60-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000