Computer Science

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Foundation degree
  • Islington (England)
  • When:

Overview The Department of Computer Science in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering has a vibrant and dynamic community of research students and welcomes research degree applications from candidates whose interests align with those of our academic staff. Approximately 25 research students enter the programme each year.Research students are central to research activity in the department. Our goal is to support talented individuals who wish to develop their research skills, to undertake rigorous and inspirational research and ultimately to obtain an MPhil or PhD qualification. Research students are supported in their studies through a structured programme of supervision and training.If you are interested in studying for a research degree, please have a look at our research centres and groups:Research Centre for Adaptive Computing Systems (CeNACS) - Adaptive systems for preserving quality and security.Research Centre for Machine Learning - Systems that can learn from data.giCentre - Data presentation, visual analytics, visual storytelling, cartography and statistical graphics.Research Centre for Software Reliability - Assessment and assurance of the dependability of systems in terms of safety, security and reliability.Research Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design - Creating more useful and usable systems by studying the relationship between people and technology.Centre for Information Science - Research and scholarship in the core areas of information science. School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Computer Science Start Date: 1st October or 1st February each year. Entry Requirements Applicants should have a record of high academic achievement. The minimum requirement is a good undergraduate degree (first or upper second class honours) in a relevant subject from...

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Security
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme

We offer the following types of award:

  • PhD by Major Thesis
  • PhD by Prospective Publication
  • PhD by Prior Publication
  • MPhil.

We also welcome enquiries from candidates who wish to spend one year at City University London as part of a PhD Sandwich programme.

Degree Pathway

Research students are initially registered for the degree of MPhil. Promotion to PhD registration is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a review process. This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates and towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates.

The PhD programme concludes with the candidate submitting their research in the form of a PhD thesis and attending a viva voce examination with two examiners, at least one of whom will be external to the University.

Research Areas

The main research areas in the department are:

  • Human-Centred Systems
  • Software and Systems Engineering
  • Information Intensive Computing
  • Centre for Software Reliability

Within these areas, we offer MPhil/PhD routes:

  • MPhil/PhD in Computer Science
  • MPhil/PhD in Software Reliability
  • MPhil/PhD in Human Computer Interaction
  • MPhil/PhD in Health Informatics
  • MPhil/PhD in Creativity Science
  • MPhil/PhD in Software Systems Engineering

Potential research topics and staff research interests

Additional information


  • Full-time EU: £4,000 per year
  • Part-time EU: £2,000 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,500 per year
  • Part-time Non EU: £6,250 per year

External EU: £2,000 per year

External Non-EU: £6,250

The writing-up fee for all candidates is £500.00 per year (max 1 year).

PhD by Prior Publication

EU Year 1: £7,500

EU Year 2: £3,750

Non-EU Year...