Computing Research (MRes/MPhil/PhD)

1. Overview

The School of Computing and Digital Media has a vibrant research community working on a variety of topics.

The University can offer Computing research degrees and research opportunities in a number of broad areas. Many research topics are multidisciplinary in nature, crossing two or more areas.

2. What you will study

The main research groupings are:

Cognitive Engineering

  • Imaging and Image Processing
  • Graphics
  • Visualisation
  • Cognitive Modelling
  • Usability Engineering and User Interaction.

Computational Intelligence

  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Optimisation
  • Stochastic Learning
  • Probabilistic Modelling.

Information Retrieval and Information Systems

  • Information Retrieval
  • Business Information Systems
  • Enterprise systems.

Knowledge-based Systems

  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Constraint Programming
  • Knowledge Discovery from Text.

3. Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second class degree (or better) or an MSc in Computer Science or related discipline.

Any applicant whose first language or language of previous University-level instruction is not English must normally demonstrate competence in English.

For further information, please refer to the English Language Requirements Page

4. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,195 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,520 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £15,180 per academic year

Part-time

  • £9,108 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,052 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,435 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £14,740 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,845 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,996 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,400 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £14,200 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,520 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,750 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,250 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,350 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,010 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,740 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £ 3,400 year full time
  • £ 2,040 year part time

International Students

  • £12,600 year full time
  • £7,560 year part time

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

5. How to apply

All applications should be made via the University's application form for research students.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

  • Two academic references
  • A transcript or mark sheet for all graduate qualifications
  • A draft research proposal, or at least a short summary to indicate the potential area of research (Refer to Section 8 of the Application Form)
  • For applicants whose first language or language of university education is not English -Certificate of English language competency score of IELTS 6.5 in each of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). Students who can demonstrate successful completion of tertiary (university or college) studies in a country whose national language is English, may be exempted from this requirement

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(MRes/MPhil/PhD)

Start Date

September/January

Course Length

MSc by Research (1 year), MPhil (2 years) or PhD (3 years).

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic School
School of Computing Science and Digital Media
  1. Reginald Ankrah

    Reginald Ankrah

    PhD student, Reginald Ankrah from Ghana, tells us about his studies at RGU and his industrial research with British Telecom

    Reginald Ankrah Computing Research (MRes/MPhil/PhD)