Research course

Computer Science

University of York · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Typically, you will have achieved a good Master's degree or at least an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see our website.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Whether your interest is in how users interact with technology, or you want to work with world-leading researchers in quantum computing or artificial immune systems, our department is the place for you to gain a degree in research. Research is very important to us.

Students who join our research programme can study for the PhD, or MSc by Research. From the start, each student undertakes a research project working closely with a supervisor selected by the student; a second member of staff plays the role of internal assessor and provides further academic support and guidance.

Take a look at some of the project areas where our academics are looking for PhD students on our website.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 325500