An upper second-class 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 will be invited to attend an interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Months of entry
February, April, October
If you're ready to start your journey towards a postgraduate research qualification – and put your skills in Computing 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. 83% 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 most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) – 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 can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?
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.
Please visit https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/pgr-computing for the latest research project information.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time72 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions team
- 023 9284 5566