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Heriot-Watt Dubai is pleased in offering PhD in Mathematical and Computer Sciences by research to students on the Dubai campus. Initially, those with an interest in undertaking a project in the broad area of computing are encouraged to apply. This may include different research topics as outlined in program content.
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Overview

Mathematical and Computer Sciences PhD study at Heriot-Watt Dubai on the Dubai Campus will enable students to work with staff and students in Dubai in collaboration with a research group in Edinburgh performing high value and fundamental research in engineering. 

Students will be working under the supervision of an expert academic supervisor based at the Dubai Campus and supported by a second supervisor in Edinburgh. In addition to time spent doing research project work, students will engage with scientific literature and participate in research group discussions and meetings using electronic communications. 

On completion of the research project, students spend some six months 'writing up' to produce a final PhD. Once the thesis has been submitted, internal and external academics will examine the student’s work and knowledge of the PhD subject.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Research topics for PhD supervision

  • Parallel Computing: Parallel evolutionary algorithms
  • Evolutionary Optimization: multiobjective optimization and applications
  • E-Health: the use of wireless sensor networks for health monitoring.
  • E-Government: challenges and obstacles
  • E-Learning
  • Big Data
  • Data Mining
  • Smart Communities
  • CS Education
  • Security: includes authentication systems, malware detection, and network security.
  • Network: intrusion detection.
  • Machine learning: its applications to security and networking.
  • Operations/operational research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Interested applicants should complete the online application form, making clear on the form that you are applying to study at the Dubai Campus.
  • Copies of full academic transcripts from all previous academic degree courses and copies of certificates for degrees already awarded.
  • Confirmation of funding source and/or confirmation of sponsorship/sufficient funds to pursue studies.
  • A detailed research proposal.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18635 EUR/year
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  • National

    18635 EUR/year
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AED 75600 per year

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • A special International Student Scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee will be offered to a maximum of 50 students.
  • This scholarship will be open to all applicants for any of the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • These scholarships will be awarded based on a range of criteria including merit, sports, service to community/industry etc.
  • Students who are awarded the International Student Scholarship are expected to voluntarily contribute to the University’s marketing efforts in their respective countries.

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