Ph. D. On Campus

Computer Science

The University of Exeter

48 months
16300 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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All research students of the Computer Science programme from The University of Exeter will be given an up-to-date or specialised computer for daily research work.


Academics and Supervisors

All students have a primary and a secondary supervisor who provide regular and high quality advice, support and direction in their academic endeavours. You will work closely with your supervisors to develop, investigate and write-up a project at the cutting edge of Computer Science and/or Data Science research. Visit our staff profiles for more information about individual research interests.

Pastoral Tutors

Each student of the Computer Science programme from The University of Exeter will also be assigned a pastoral tutor who will take on a pastoral role and mediate on any problems that arise during the period of study. Your tutor will keep in regular contact and provide background stability and support.

Programme Structure

Our main areas of Computer Science research are:

  • Artificial intelligence research areas focus on social network understanding, remote sensing, human-computer interaction, cognitive science and on the philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence and computer science. 
  • Computer vision research activities include visual attention, autonomous control, collaboration and decision strategies for cooperative robots, deep multi-modal embedding, graph neural networks etc. 
  • Cyber security research mainly focuses on formal methods, security/safety engineering, and software engineering with the aim to build secure, reliable, resilient software and hardware systems.
  • Data and network science  
  • Evolutionary computing and optimisation  
  • High performance computing and networking 
  • Machine learning  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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