Research course

Computer Science By Research

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Computer Science
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a computing subject

Months of entry


Course content

This programme enables you to develop your expertise in a particular area of computer science and to consolidate your skills in preparation for senior positions in research development or technology management.

The flexible nature of this Master’s enables you to undertake research in an area that is of interest to you or relevant to your current employment. Examples of recent projects include hybrid information systems management, machine vision system development for automatic identification of food blemishes, and using
bio-inspired neural networks to prevent collisions between cars and pedestrians.

Engaging with the School’s research centres will give you access to expertise in areas including vision engineering, autonomous systems, social computing, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. Supported by an experienced supervisory team, you will have opportunities to publish your work in academic journals and present your findings at conferences.

Department specialisms

Computer Vision, Intelligent Systems, and Distributed Software Engineering, and a strong applied focus in domains including: Satellite Imaging, Medical Screening, Video Surveillance, Collaborative Software Development, Open Source Computing, and Component-Based Software Engineering.

Information for international students

The International Office will help you with all aspects of your time with us, from making an application and ensuring that your needs are met during your study, through to graduation at the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
12-33 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Dr Amr Ahmed
01522 886644