Research course

Computer Science Direct Non Attendance

University of Westminster, London · Computer Science

Entry requirements

You will need: A minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, A Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and (if English is not your first language) Appropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Research areas in Computer Science include: data and knowledge management; health and social care modelling; computational intelligence; high performance Java and virtual multi-language programming environments; modelling and simulation of parallel and distributed systems; performance optimisations and prediction; performance evaluation; high level message passing interfaces; clustering and grid computing; large-scale distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs) such as grids and clouds; science gateways; computational workflow; and infrastructure interoperability.
Much of our work has an applied focus, with real-world impact. Our teaching and research are closely linked, so that students are able to learn from leading researchers in the field.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.

Fees and funding

Please find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University at:

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months

Course contact details

Research Admissions
+44 (0)20 7911 5731