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Computer Science, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #222 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
The Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University has a dynamic research culture with an international reputation. We are committed to delivering inspiring teaching and cutting-edge research at the forefront of technological innovation.
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Overview

Founded in 1974, the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University is one of the most well-established university computing departments in the UK with a long track record of developing skilled and highly employable graduates, as well as a reputation for cutting edge research and industry engagement.

Based in the recently multi-million pound refurbished Haslegrave Building, the Department is one of the largest within the School of Science. It brings together a lively community of over 40 members of staff, around 500 undergraduates, 50 taught MSc students and 50 research students.

Committed to providing the best teaching and learning environment, our students benefit not only from excellent facilities and world-class cutting edge research carried out by staff, but from our enviable international industry links. Our Industry Liaison Committee represents leading UK and international companies, providing regular input to curriculum development, career advice to students and additional teaching resources.

Industry partners shape the way research and projects are conducted. Organisations such as BAE Systems, Jennic, Arqiva, Sure, Advantica, Toyota, Sensinode and Rolls-Royce have collaborated with the Department in order to develop new ideas and solve the challenges facing industry today.

Careers

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Apical, Head of IP Development
  • Qualcomm, Senior Engineer
  • SchoolPod, Scisys, Software Developer
  • Oxehealth Ltd, Research Engineer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Vision, AI, Autonomous and Human-Centred Systems (VAAH)
  • Networks and Systems (NetSys)
  • Theoretical Computer Science (TCS)
  • Interdisciplinary research centres

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent, or equivalent experience in an area related to computer science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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