Research course

Cognitive Science and Informatics

University of Sussex · School of Informatics

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research.

If you are a non-EEA or Swiss national you must obtain clearance by the UK Government Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for this degree. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your University application to be processed in time for you to apply for ATAS clearance (and a Tier 4 Student Visa if appropriate). Find out more about ATAS.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Cognitive Science
  • PhD in Informatics
  • MPhil in Cognitive Science
  • MPhil in Informatics

As a research student, you are associated with one or more research groups in the Department of Informatics and allocated a computer and working area in comfortable shared offices. You have full access to your research group’s specialist facilities and laboratories.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,195 per year
International students
£18,750 per year

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months


full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 678195