Computer Science MPhil/PhD

Location Stoke-on-Trent Campus
Duration 6 Years

2019/20 New Entrants, Part Time

  • Home and EU students: £2,163 per year of study
  • International students: £6,250 per year of study
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Course start: January and September

• Develop skills and experience  for high-profile jobs in both academia and industry.

• Get access to industry-leading software anytime, anywhere.

• Take advantage of expert networks in our specialist computing research laboratories

Course outline

Staffordshire University offers a variety of postgraduate research awards in Computer Science  – including MPhil and PhD courses to develop the skills and experience needed for high-profile jobs in various industries. We offer MPhil and PhD awards across a number of study modes, including part-time, full-time and distance learning. These awards develop the skills for  highly motivated students to do research in practical and theoretical topics in computer science, and can be studied from anywhere it the world.
It is strongly recommended that as an applicant you contact us to arrange an informal discussion about your proposed research before you make a formal application.  Our supervision team can provide guidance and advise on your PhD research proposal to help you understand what is involved in PhD level study at the outset in the subject area you wish to pursue.

Course content

The department’s supervisory competences allow us to welcome PhD applications in a range of subject areas in computer science such as:

• artificial intelligence, 

• internet of things, 

• data science (data analytics, data management, statistical/machine learning), 

• cyber security, 

• networks, 

• digital forensics, 

• cloud computing 

We offer MPhil and PhD awards in different modes of study so students can have the flexibility to decide the way they complete their research award, depending on their individual circumstances and personal preferences. As part of our research community we encourage our postgraduate students to attend our regular research seminars, conferences and training programmes delivered by leading experts from the research and industrial community. We provide access to a comprehensive research library, expert supervision and academic support for students based in and outside the UK. For more information, please contact 


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