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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-APR-21, 01-JUL-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

You will undertake an individual computer science research project over two or three years, supported by our internationally renowned experts. The project will be shaped by your participation in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups.

Computer Science at Swansea University is widely acknowledged as a leading UK department, with a raft of rankings reflecting teaching and research excellence. The College is ranked:

  • 8th in the UK overall [Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019]
  • In the UK Top 20 for Research Excellence [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
  • 14th in the UK for research [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
  • UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]

Computer Science and Engineering at Swansea is world-ranked 401-500 in the 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).

All postgraduate Computer Science programmes give you the transferable skills and knowledge to capitalise on the burgeoning and ever-evolving technology industry.

Programme Summary

This PhD in Computer Science at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by you. It is a highly respected qualification which is a necessary step in a career in academia, and also will open a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The PhD title is awarded following a successful oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva voce). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. There will be opportunities to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences. There may also be opportunities to develop your teaching skills through undergraduate tutorials, demonstrations and seminars.

Programme Aims

This PhD programme will provide doctoral researchers with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Doctoral researchers for the PhD in Computer Science are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The format of the thesis and the maximum word limit for the main text are determined in conformity with current University regulations. The word limit is 100,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,050per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 110 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    137 57%

    41st

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93 93%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    14th

    1

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