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PhD in Computing

Get your doctorate in computer science through one of our postgraduate research degrees. Study for your PhD, MPhil or Integrated PhD.

Join us for a PhD in computer science

We carry out world-leading research in computer science.

Our Computer Science PhD degrees give you the opportunity to:

  • explore cutting-edge research areas
  • contribute to the advancement of computing and computer science
  • work alongside leading experts
A computing student working in Computer Game Engineering in one of our Computing labs.

Choose a PhD course

As one of our PhD students, you'll join one of our academic groups. They'll guide and assist you in your computer science research.

We’re also happy to receive applications in any of our active research areas.

Other schemes and PGR funding opportunities

We run a wide range of other funded schemes and programmes of doctoral training that you can apply for:


Self funding or have funding and looking for a suitable project?

We are currently advertising a number of PhD projects in the areas of data science and computer vision, cybersecurity, human computer interaction, internet of things, distributed systems, and many more.  

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.