Masters by Research or PhD Computing and IT (Postgraduate)

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Full-Time or Part-Time

Campus

Park, Cheltenham

Research students studying in the area of Computing and IT will be able to draw on expertise within the School across a wide area, but have a strong applied focus engaging with the concerns of the user, the needs of businesses and the rapid developments within the IT industry.

Conduct your own piece of unique research in an area of interest. Get one-to-one support from research-active academics with individual specialisms. Engage with the concerns of the user, the needs of businesses, and rapid digital developments.

Department specialisms include software development, e-business, application development and human-computer interaction on platforms including mobile and ubiquitous technology, and the use of digital technology to support teaching, learning and assessment.

There are keen interests in e-learning using mobile applications; programming paradigms and methodologies with applications in e-business; system modelling, visualisation, engineering and robotics; information assurance; understanding threats to security; investigation through forensic computing; applications of functional languages to robotics; training and virtual reality; patient and therapist support tools; risk management strategies in SMEs; 3D human face modelling and simulation for bio-robots; investigation of the relationship between software and energy usage.

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Entry requirements

  • MPhil: you will need at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic
  • We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Fees

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Careers

 

Develop your skills with specialist training in research methods

Research students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree or other appropriate postgraduate research methods training will benefit from the university's research methods training modules: Philosophy and Approaches to Research and Methodologies and Methods.

Focus your  research on the commercialisation of specialist digital products

There is a keen interest in supporting research relevant to the commercialisation of specialist technology-based products supporting design, manufacture, marketing and retail. This is due to the School of Computing and IT hosting the university's new Applied Design for Business Research Unit.

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