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Information Technology, Mathematics and Physics, Ph.D.

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University rank #1022 (BCR) Stavanger, Norway
The PhD programme in Information Technology, Mathematics and Physics from the University of Stavanger is made up of the following areas: Cybernetics and signal processing, Computer science, Mathematics, Physics.
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The PhD programme in Information Technology, Mathematics and Physics from the University of Stavanger is connected with research within each of these specialist areas.Signal processing involves research into adaptive filtering, signal compression, filterbanks/multirate theory and overcomplete signal representations. There are activities connected with classification and segmentation of images as well as motion estimation in video sequences. Furthermore, applications of signal processing to various signal/image types such as seismic signals, medical images, bio-electrical signals, audio signals, DNA sequences and various signals from measurement systems are addressed.

Cybernetics concentrates on research activities within modelling, identification, simulation and regulation of various types of processes. Work related to applications in the petroleum and light metal industries and vessel and robot control is also undertaken. Examples of such applications include process monitoring based on state estimation, simulation and regulation of petroleum production pipelines and model-based tuning of industrial robots.

Within computer science, research is connected with the development of new, open and globally-distributed information structures. Fundamental theories and methods as well as short term, practical applications and more long-term experimental applications are being explored.

Through our research we are seeking to investigate and utilize the interaction between practical challenges in the design of distributed computer systems and new theoretical insights into distributed algorithms.


The programme is structured with coursework of 30 credits and a research component of 150 credits. The learning outcomes are partly covered by programmes which are further divided into three types: programme courses (10 credits), study courses (10 credits) and project courses (10 credits).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Philosophy of science and ethics
  • Innovation and project comprehension
  • Statistical signal process
  • Foundations of computer science
  • Mathematical-physical methods
  • Functional analysis with applications

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You also need to fulfil the set requirements for previous education (in order to be admitted to a PhD programme applicants typically need to have a five year Master’s degree with an average grade weighted at B or better).

  • Applicants must also write a good project description that falls within the subject area of one of our programmes.
  • Only applications signed by the applicant’s main supervisor will be considered in full. Applicants who have not found a supervisor at the time of application, but fulfil the remaining requirements for admission, may submit their application form as a preliminary application.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Stavanger

  • 10497 - 15900 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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