Research course

Computer Science

Institution
University of Surrey · Department of Computing
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our PhD research programme provides you with the opportunity to study a wide range of computer science topics – from technologies and systems for securing online businesses and our lives, to technologies inspired by nature for solving complicated real-world problems, and to real-world applications of advanced technologies such as machine learning and pattern recognition. Our expert supervisors, highly rated research activities and excellent facilities mean that by the time you complete your PhD, you will be a specialist in your field.

The Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), hosted and managed by the Department of Computer Science, is one of only 14 UK Government recognised Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR), and is particularly strong in interdisciplinary research with other departments, with links with Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Psychology, Business, Sociology, Law, and Economics. We also have strong links with global research institutes such as the University of Oxford, Microsoft Research Cambridge and the Pirbright Institute for joint PhD projects.

We strive to excel in our research, with many members of staff being publicly recognised as experts in their respective fields. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014, 60 per cent of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent, and our research profile has been consistently ranked in the world top 150 and top 10 in the UK according to academic subject rankings of SJTU Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in Computer Science.

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
96 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1483 682 222