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Information Technology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1022 (BCR) Stavanger, Norway
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).


The PhD programme 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 physics, research is carried out in the areas of general theoretical physics, energy and petroleum-related physics and diffraction physics. Within general theoretical physics, work is focussed on mathematical physics, the general theory of relativity, cosmology and astroparticle physics.

Research activities within mathematics occur mainly in the following areas: Applied mathematics, Analytics, Algebraic geometry, Statistics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Programme courses:
  • Philosophy of science and ethics
  • Innovation and project comprehension

Study courses:

  • Statistical signal process
  • Foundations of computer science
  • Mathematical-physical methods
  • Functional analysis with applications
Project courses:
  • Project course in computer science
  • Project course in cybernetics and signal processing
  • Project course in mathematics
  • Project course in physics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission to the PhD programme normally requires applicants to have a five-year master's degree, see descriptions of the national qualification framework second cycle.
  • The applicant must have a strong academic background. 
  • The grade for the thesis and the weighted average grade of the Master's programme, must both separately equal B or better.
  • Applicants with a background from other disciplines than those approved by the faculty for admission to the study, or with a weaker grade basis, can be admitted by special assessment. 

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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