Study for your doctorate in a dynamic and challenging department, where academic rigour and excellence is at the heart of everything we do. You will have the opportunity to work with leading academics and be part of a growing community of doctoral scholars.
We welcome applicants who share our vision and want to undertake innovative and exciting research as part of our academic community. Join researchers from across the globe, who are pushing the boundaries of their fields within the discipline of computer science.
You can define a specific area of study which aligns with your research interests. Alternatively, you can apply for one of our PhD opportunities: some are funded studentships, while others are proposals for self-funded applicants. Either way, you'll work closely with your supervisor and the wider Department to achieve your research goals.
We offer the opportunity to study for a Computer Science (Distance Learning) programme at University of York. This is available to students based in the UK and abroad, studying full-time or part-time. Our PhD by distance learning offers the same high quality of supervisory support (primarily online), and demands the same level of academic rigour as a campus-based PhD.
You will undertake your research and thesis production remotely, joining us on campus only occasionally. You will be expected to visit York at your own expense at the following stages of your study:Two weeks at the start of enrolment for induction, to meet your supervisor and your research group, and to meet other PhD students;Two one-week visits each year at important stages ('milestones') of your study (the number of visits is reduced accordingly if you are a part-time student);You must attend your PhD viva in person.
- As a doctoral student, the focus of your work will be an independent research project. We provide training which will equip you with skills in a wide range of research methods to support your growing expertise.
- During your PhD degree, your academic progress will be assessed through a range of methods including formal and informal meetings, written work, seminars and presentations.
- Your research will culminate in a thesis of around 80,000-100,000 words and an oral examination where you are questioned about your thesis (your 'viva'). To successfully pass the course, your thesis should represent an original contribution to scientific knowledge or understanding, and have the potential to influence practice, policy and understanding in your field of interest.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.
DisciplinesComputer Sciences Web Technologies & Cloud Computing Software Engineering
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The PhD in Computer Science is intended for students who already have a good first degree in Computer Science or a related field.
- For entry to the PhD programme, we require at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree, or a qualification equivalent to a UK Masters degree with a minimum average grade of 60%.
- We are willing to consider your application if you do not fit this profile. However, you must satisfy us that your knowledge in Computer Science or a related field is appropriate for advanced study in your subject area of interest.
International23900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK Part-time: £2,325
- EU/International Part-time: £11,950
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