Research course

Computing

Institution
University of Worcester · Worcester Business School
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

MPhil - First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline, or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

PhD - A Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or the applicant has appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Computing.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

Throughout your MPhil or PhD, you'll benefit from a dedicated research student office in the Business School, membership of our research groups and a second research supervisor, who will offer you additional support and guidance throughout your studies.

Our supervisory team have expertise in a wide range of computing areas, but are particularly interested in supporting topics in such as computer games, e-business, social media, and technology-driven behaviour change.

Key features

  • Two intakes during each academic year - October and January.
  • Can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.
  • You will be allocated to one of two research pathways, depending on your experience and knowledge as a researcher.
  • You'll be offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme.
  • The opportunity to apply to our Research Student Support Scheme for some research funding

Worcester Business School

The Worcester Business School has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme.

Supervision areas

Our staff have expertise in a range of computing areas but are particularly interested in supporting topics in the following more specific areas: computer games, e-business, social media, and technology-driven behaviour change.

Current MPhil/PhD research projects in Computing include developing a method for accounting for the presence of sarcasm in sentiment analysis.

Resources

Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities. A dedicated research student office in the Business School and membership, as appropriate, of our Customer Interactions Group, Entrepreneurship Research Group and Managing Operations, Risk and Sustainability Group.

Current MPhil/PhD research projects in Computing include: research and development in the field of suitability of educational video games for both students and educators.

Information for international students

Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 7 in writing (or equivalent in an approved test in English) or otherwise demonstrate that they have an adequate command of both written and spoken English before starting a programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    70 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research School
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182