Research course

Computer Science

University of Leicester · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Normally applicants are required to have a first class or a good 2nd class honours degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science, although people with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered too.

Months of entry

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

Course content

The Department strives to provide a stimulating research environment committed to the development of high quality projects and publication at international level. There are internal and external seminar series, graduate lectures and reading groups, all making for a research environment in which staff and students can fulfil their potential.
In addition to conducting their individual research, all postgraduates participate in a formal University Graduate School research and key skills training programme.

Department specialisms

Algebraic and Categorical Structures and Methods; Algorithm Design, Analysis and Engineering; Computational Complexity of Algebraic Structures; Deduction, Rewriting and Transformation; Models of Software Intensive Systems; Optimisation and Heuristics; Software Evolution.

Information for international students

We welcome applicants from overseas; feel free to contact members of staff with research interests matching yours. Note the Mid-Feb deadline for applications for ORS.

Fees and funding

Research Councils, Leicester University research studentships, self-funded and or industrial funded, ORS for overseas students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

PhD Admissions Officer
0116 252 3903
0116 252 3915