Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Study

The School of Computing and Communications is a world renowned centre of excellence for research and teaching, ranked 12th amongst the Computer Science Departments in the UK in the most recent assessment (REF 2014). The School's ethos combines research excellence with practical, experimental approaches to the discipline to deliver real world impact.

The School provides both taught masters (MSc) and research degrees (PhD).

Our MSc programmes are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career aspirations, through a unique blend of academic teaching, practical and professional training and organized placement activities with our industry partners or within our world class research labs.

The School provides access to state of the art services and facilities for all its students, including dedicated teaching laboratories, individual supervision, mentoring by a member of academic staff and access to our Knowledge Business Centre (KBC) which links with over 500 ICT related businesses to provide an invaluable resource for finding employment or starting your own company.

We welcome applications for registration for the degrees of PhD (3 years full-time, 4-6 years part-time), MPhil (2 years) and MSc (by Research, 1 year) in any of our research areas from well-qualified, able and enthusiastic students. In addition, we offer a PhD (Professional Route) for those with a track record of research in an industrial environment interested in gaining recognised doctoral qualification.

Studying for a research degree is a highly rewarding and challenging process. You'll work to become a leading expert in your topic area with regular contact and close individual supervision with your supervisor. You'll have the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals, pushing forward at the very edge of the discipline. Active seminar programmes and state of the art facilities mean there's plenty of ideas and technologies to stimulate your development as a research scientist. Research skills courses help support you in learning to improve your scientific methods, written and verbal communication skills, to help you realise the maximum potential from your work. Annual progress review panels will help to keep your research on track.