Research course

School of Computer Science research areas

University of Nottingham · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Please see the school website for details.

Months of entry


Course content

Postgraduate study for the degree of PhD is offered in the School's main research areas and also in other fields such as computer performance, CASE tools, structured editors and natural language processing. The degree of MPhil (by thesis) is also available.
Postgraduates without sufficient training in computer science at first-degree level may be required to attend appropriate taught modules.
The School also offers the following routes of study for postgraduates who do not have the background for direct entry to an MPhil or PhD: New Route PhD and MRes.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Department specialisms

Agents Laboratory PhD/MPhil Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Group PhD/MPhil Functional Programming Laboratory PhD/MPhil Mixed-Reality Laboratory, The (MRL) PhD/MPhil Intelligent Modelling and Analysis (IMA) PhD/MPhil Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Systems (ICOS) PhD/MPhil Networked Systems PhD/MPhil

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Computer Science web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


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


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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559