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Computer and Information Sciences, PhD, MPhil

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #296 (QS) ,
In the Computer and Information Sciences programme at the University of Strathclyde, you can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over the course of three years here in Scotland.

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Saudi Arabia programme

Female members of academic staff in some Saudi universities may be eligible to apply for PhD entry under our External Joint Supervision Programme. This allows for study to take place in Saudi Arabia with occasional student visits to Strathclyde. In the first instance, prospective applicants should contact the External Joint Supervision Programme administrators in their home institution since local university support is required.

Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme 

As part of your the Computer and Information Sciences programme at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD). 

This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.

It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:

  • the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
  • the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
  • the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
  • working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences

All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over the course of three years here in Scotland.
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You can study either option in any of our eight research groups:

  • Combinatorics
  • Computer Security
  • Digital Health & Wellness Group
  • Strathclyde iSchool Research Group
  • Mathematically Structured Programming
  • The Mobiquitous Lab
  • Similarity & Metric Search
  • Software Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

We look for a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a computer sciences discipline from a recognised academic institution.

During the application you'll be asked for the following:

  • your full contact details
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees
  • proof of English language proficiency if English is not your first language
  • two references, one of which must be academic
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250-1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated.

By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Rest of UK: £4,327
  • International tuition fees are for the full-time option.

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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