Computing Science MPhil/PhD

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Location Distance Learning
Duration 6 Years
Course start August, September
School School of Computing and Digital Technologies
LocationModeStart dateApply
Distance LearningPart-time2018/19 Academic YearApply Direct
Distance LearningFull-time2019/20 Academic YearApply Direct
  • Computing PhDs have rolling enrolment -  this means that you can start your course at any stage during the academic year, subject to agreement with the school 
  • This course is based in our brand new state of the art facilities on our Stoke Campus

Course outline

 Staffordshire University offers a variety of Postgraduate Research Awards in Computing  – PhD and MPhil. PhD and MPhil awards may be studied in full-time, distance learning or part-time mode in the UK, and we consider applications for part-time studies outside the UK on a case-by-case basis. We strongly advise you to contact us for an informal discussion about your proposed research before you make a formal application. We will be happy to discuss with you what is involved in PhD level study and how to develop a PhD research proposal. Please contact the Director of Computing Postgraduate Research Students, Dr Clare Stanier for more information

Course content

Places on our awards are limited by the number of supervisors undertaking research in the various topics and by the subject areas in our research strategy. For students studying part-time, face-to-face meetings with supervisors and access to study resources are important issues, and will affect acceptance onto our awards. Part-time students are expected to spend an appropriate amount of time within the Faculty each year. A student’s individual circumstances will affect his or her access to study materials. While access to the Web is helpful, access to a good research library, for example, is imperative for advanced research work. Local supervision, especially for students outside the UK, is also an important issue.

Entry requirements

Upper second class, or better, undergraduate award, or equivalent,  in a Computing related area. You will also need to demonstrate that you meet the University’s English Language requirements for study at PhD level.


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