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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The PhD in Computer Science offers exciting opportunities to do cutting-edge research in an internationally renowned environment.

Course Overview

The PhD program is suitable for skilled and highly-motivated students to do research at the frontiers of Computer Science in a broad range of theoretical and applied topics. The program is meant to train students for high-profile jobs in both Academia and Industry.

Research Themes

Theory and Foundations

Algorithm Design and Analysis; Approximation, Online Algorithms and Constrained Optimisation; Automata Theory, Model Checking, Sublinear Algorithms and Combinatorics; Verification and Controller Synthesis.


High Performance and Scientific Computing; Business and Internet Computing; Fault Tolerant and Reliable Systems; Intelligent and Distributed Systems; Communication Networks and Data Science; Software Tools.

Artificial Intelligence

Multi-Agent Systems; Strategic Artificial Intelligence; Explainable AI; Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning; Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems; Deep Learning for Imaging Data; Intelligent Connected Vehicles.

Data Science

Data Management and Engineering; Data Analytics and Data Mining; Statistical / Machine Learning; Data Science Applications.

Applied Computing

Computational Neuroscience; Computational Pathology; Systems and Synthetic Biology; Digital Forensics; Multimedia Processing and Computer Vision.

Human-Centred Computing

Social Media Analytics; Health Informatics; Social Informatics; Smart Cities; Adaptivity and Personalisation; Educational Technology; Computer Science Education.

Teaching and Learning

Students are encouraged to attend Departmental seminars given by leading experts from the research community. Students can enrol in a Transferrable Skills Training program.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 24,010per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    184 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.54 71%



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