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PhD Opportunities

The School welcomes enquiries relating to hardware of telecommunications, computer networks, games technology, electronic engineering and software engineering. Areas of research in which staff are currently active include gaming, e-business, home automation, learning technologies, intelligent systems, security and forensics, robotics and cloud computing.

PhD opportunities - computing

Areas of interest

  • Machine Learning
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Knowledge Engineering

We find it most effective to work with inquirers to focus their research ideas before a formal application is made.  You can contact either individual staff or the School's Director of Research Degrees, Dr Chris Creed.

Cyber Physical Systems

Cyber Physical Systems

Developing innovative solutions across multiple disciplines for an increasingly digital society.
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Digital Media Technology

Specialising in the development of methods for creating, processing, analysing, evaluating and distributing digital media.
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Data analytics and AI

Data Analytics and AI

Developing advanced machine learning and optimisation methods, applying multi-agent systems to smart cities and digital health.
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How to apply for a PhD

Formal applications should be made using the University's online application form, which can be found under the 'How to Apply' tab of the Computing PhD course page.

The form should be accompanied by an initial research proposal of 1,000 - 2,500 words (fully referenced) explaining your ideas about topic and how it might be studied - this allows us to match your ideas with staff experience and interests, and (if you wish) accompanied by a curriculum vitae.

To discuss the application process or request an application form contact our Research Administrator, Sue Witton (

Computing PhD Studentships
There are no studentships available at the moment. Please check back regularly for details of new PhD opportunities.