Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class 2.1 degree in engineering or physical sciences, or equivalent overseas qualification, or a lower second 2.2 plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).

Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, subsequently confirmed as having PhD status.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our PhD programme offers the opportunity to study in a wide range of interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research areas of computer science, with good support from academics and peers within a University committed to the personal, professional and academic development of its students.

There are currently around 60 PhD students in the department. The PhD community is very active and well organised when it comes to arranging research and social activities for students.

An annual PhD conference, which has been successfully run for over ten years, is organised by the students to showcase their research work.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
45-96 months
full time
33-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 682 222