Research course

Computing

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Overview
If you're ready to start your journey towards a postgraduate research qualification – and put your skills in Computing and Information Systems to work solving the pressing issues of the future – look no further than Portsmouth.
As a postgraduate researcher here, you could research everything from cyber security and digital infrastructure for business, to the ways in which computational intelligence, paradigms and algorithms can be used in robot-enhanced therapy, limb motion recognition, and autism spectrum disorders intervention.
Our research is already creating impact and helping address issues facing organisations, businesses and individuals, with 100% of our research impact in Computer Science and Informatics was rated as outstanding or as very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 – and when you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play your own part in turning our expertise into impact.
Support and facilities
When you join us, you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.
You can use high-tech laboratories with the latest technology, including multimedia studios, a large-scale 3D immersive Virtual Reality room used for Virtual Reality Research, advanced motion capture facilities, and advanced interface devices including haptic feedback and EMG sensors used for Intelligent Systems Research Support.
What you'll study:
Our researchers are working and supervising in fields such as:
COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
  • Probability Graphical Models
  • Deep Learning
  • Big Data
  • Data Mining
  • Rule-based Reasoning
  • Heuristic Global Optimisation
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Fuzzy Qualitative Reasoning
  • Prosthetic Hand Control
  • Myoelectric Sensing
  • Ultrasonic Sensing
  • Wearable Device
  • Motor Function Rehabilitation
  • Robot-enhanced Therapy
  • ASD Intervention
  • Gaze Estimation
  • Limb Motion Recognition
  • Muscle Activity Evaluation
CYBER SECURITY

SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • Information Systems
  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Complex Systems
  • Business Systems
  • Work Systems
  • Human Activity Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Organisational Systems
  • Systems Thinking
  • Cybernetics
  • Soft Systems
  • Complex Systems
  • Systems Practice
  • Information Systems Security
SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • Information Systems
  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Complex Systems
  • Business Systems
  • Work Systems
  • Human Activity Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Organisational Systems
  • Systems Thinking
  • Cybernetics
  • Soft Systems
  • Complex Systems
  • Systems Practice
  • Information Systems Security
HEALTH INFORMATICS
  • Applied Health Informatics
  • Clinical Outcome Modelling
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Cross Reality Applications
Careers and opportunities
Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.
Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 5566