Computer Science Research

King's College London

Ph.D. On Campus
72 months
25570 GBP/year
5550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Informatics has a rapidly rising research profile, with increasing numbers of major externally funded projects, a strong publication profile and significant research activity. Computer Science Research programme is offered at King's College London.


If you are interested in joining us to undertake Computer Science Research PhD research at King's College London, you should identify topics and academic staff in your area of interest. If you cannot find your chosen topic or area on our individual research section or subgroup pages, contact a relevant member of academic staff for further information and then follow the application procedure.

Key facts:

This is a medium-sized department with many internationally recognised researchers and visiting academics, large groups of PhD students, research assistants, national and international projects, collaborations with other departments and the School as well as links with industry. We offer an exciting environment and excellent opportunities for research.

Programme Structure

Programme structure:
  • The department provides MSc specialist courses that you can attend; School and College induction courses; a week of training per year in transferable and research skills and the opportunity to attend one week EPSRC sponsored courses on career prospects for research students. There is also a centrally provided programme of computing and related skills training.
  • The research students are also encouraged to submit papers to conferences, and we try to provide financial support for them to travel to present their papers.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree in computer science or a closely related subject,  and a good background in the area of intended research. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the undergraduate requirements but have or are currently studying an additional Masters with Merit in computer science or relevant subject may be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25570 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    5550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.


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Computer Science Research
King's College London


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