Research course


University of Surrey · Department of Computing

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 research programme provides you with the opportunity to study a wide range of computer science topics – from the rapid rise of the software industry, forensics of multimedia security through to digital ecosystems and media analysis. Our expert lecturers, highly-rated course and excellent facilities mean that by the time you complete your PhD, you will be a specialist in your field.

Computing at Surrey has a booming postgraduate research programme of over 60 PhD students, with many industrial sponsorships. We have the best computing resources to support your research, including an Access Grid-equipped seminar room and a Grid infrastructure supporting leading-edge distributed technologies, as well as a number of high-performance servers.

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


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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 686 128