Computer Science MPhil/PhD

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Location Distance Learning
Duration 6 Years

2019/20 New Entrants, Part Time

  • Home and EU students: £2,163 per year of study
  • International students: £2,163 per year of study
Course start January
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  • Get access to industry-leading software anytime, anywhere – including software development environments for desktop, mobile and enterprise applications.
  • Take advantage of closed networks and professional grade Juniper equipment in our specially designed Cisco Labs.
  • Work with virtual machines within isolated networks in our Forensic Computing and Cyber Security Laboratory.

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 for more information.

If you have any queries about the enrolment start date, please contact us to discuss this.

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 department 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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