48 months full time; 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320 part time £2,160
International: full time £14,180 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme is designed for professionals and graduates who wish to pursue a research career in computer engineering or computer science in industry or academia. Combining subject specific modules with professional skills and a substantial original research project, this programme enables you to investigate open-ended research problems and conceptualise, design and implement innovative, cost-effective solutions.
Initially, you study alongside postgraduate students on one of our Master’s programmes in computing science. You can choose from one of the following:
The subject-specific and research training modules covered by these programmes help you develop the topic for your Integrated PhD thesis and equip you with the study skills to manage your research project. To qualify for the research component of the IPhD programme students are expected to have a minimum average mark of 65. Students who do not qualify for continuation with the research component will be allowed to complete a full Master’s level research project and will be awarded an appropriate Master’s degree if they satisfy the criteria for such degree.
The research component of the IPhD provides substantial training in research methods and tools and gives you an opportunity to make a unique contribution to computer science research. You work under the guidance of an experienced computer scientist within a research group and with the support of a team of advisers. Before you begin, you choose a broad area of interest within computing science and a supervisor with appropriate expertise.
The first research year involves background research to help you identify an open research question and to formulate an approach to answering it; you also take short courses on research skills, innovation and career development. Following approval of your detailed research topic, the remaining time is spent conducting your supervised programme of research, and writing a thesis which is assessed in an oral examination.
An upper-second-class Honours degree or a Master’s degree (or qualifications of comparable standing) in computer science or a related discipline.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can often provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.