Computer Science PhD

Study Discipline: Computer Science & IT
Study Programme Details
Country: United Kingdom
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

PhD / Doctorate


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The School of Computer Science invites ambitious and talented graduates to embark on an inspiring journey towards a PhD. This program is designed to immerse students in cutting-edge research, leveraging current trends in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, and more. As a PhD candidate, you’ll explore future possibilities in technology, contributing to innovations that shape the world. Our active and supportive community provides a dynamic environment where your academic and professional aspirations can thrive.


At Birmingham, our research is consistently showcased at international conferences and published in prestigious journals, reflecting our commitment to excellence. We foster a collaborative research culture, where small, focused teams work together within a vibrant academic community. This approach ensures you receive personalized attention while staying connected to the broader context of your work.

Our faculty and research students are part of informal research themes, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration across fields such as psychology, medicine, linguistics, and electronic engineering. Supervision is tailored to match your specific interests with our academic expertise, ensuring a meaningful and productive research experience. Whether you join us full-time or part-time, our regular supervision meetings provide ongoing support and guidance.

Admission Requirements

  • 2:1 Honours degree in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., Mathematics, Physics).
  • IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.
  • TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking, and 19 in Writing.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 64 with no less than 59 in all four skills.
  • Cambridge English (from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component.
  • International students require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Research Methods
  • Interdisciplinary Research Project
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Dissertation

£4,786 (UK)
£27,360 (International Students)

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates are highly sought after in the industry, often leading groundbreaking projects and driving innovation in top tech companies, research institutions, and academia. Alumni like Dr. Jane Smith, now a lead data scientist at a Fortune 500 company, and Dr. John Doe, a prominent AI researcher at a leading university, exemplify the program’s success. The skills you develop here—critical thinking, advanced technical expertise, and interdisciplinary collaboration—are crucial in today’s evolving job market, ensuring you are well-prepared for a range of impactful careers.

Visa Requirements:

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