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PhD in Computing

You can study for an Integrated PhD, MPhil, or PhD in computing with us.

Join us for a PhD in computing

We carry out world-leading research in computer science.

Read our research pages to find out about ongoing research by supervisors, research associates, and other students studying for a PhD in computer science. You'll find which groups and topics are most interesting for you.

In your application, you'll see a box labelled 'research project'. Here you should say which supervisor or research group you would like to work with.

A computing student working in Computer Game Engineering in one of our Computing labs.

Our degrees

We offer:

We are happy to receive applications for a PhD in computing in any of our other research projects throughout the year.

Centres for Doctoral Training

We are one of very few UK universities with two EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in computer science. Together these two training centres will offer more than 100 PhD scholarships until 2019.

Cloud Computing for Big Data

Since 2014, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data has funded more than 50 PhD scholarships. It's equipped graduates with the expertise to be able to answer a global skills shortage.

Following on from this success, the future of the CDT will be funded by investment from Newcastle University and industry partners. It will continue to provide a bespoke training and research programme with strong cohort interactions and industry links to develop future leaders in data analytics.

Digital Civics

Since 2014, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics has funded more than 50 PhD scholarships based in Newcastle University's HCI research group Open Lab.

The Centre is a partnership between:

  • Newcastle University
  • local government (Northumberland, Gateshead and Newcastle councils)
  • local and national NGOs
  • international technology companies
  • many of the leading universities in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australasia