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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB-23, MAY-23

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Undertake supervised research into computing and informatics.
  • Your research will take place in the Industry and Innovation Research Institute (I2RI).
  • Research your chosen subject in detail, while acquiring new skills to do so.
  • Benefit from supervision, resources and opportunities with excellent student satisfaction.

The PhD or MPhil in Computing and Informatics courses allows you to undertake research into areas such as sensor networks, data mining, biometrics, self-adaptive systems, authentication and authorisation, software development process, text analysis, assistive technology, robotics, machine intelligence, conceptual structures, human-computer interaction, computer vision, IoT, visualisation, sentiment aware fake news detection on on-line social networks, improving software development practises and exploring the learning of numbers using robotic hands.

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed. Your supervisors will help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.

You learn through

  • supervised study
  • independent research
  • workshops and seminars
  • mentoring sessions

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Research and leadership roles in the digital and computing industries
  • Highly qualified to work in academia
  • Government, NGOs and charities
  • Supporting roles in a number of different areas that use computing solutions.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,895per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 27 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 151
    116 74%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.42 68%

    26th

    7

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