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PhD Postgraduate research in Computer Science

University of Wolverhampton

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Wolverhampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    NOV-20, DEC-20

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

What happens on the course?

The PhD programme in the School has the following three milestones:

*Registration
*Progression
*Examination

Registration

Applicants who satisfy the entry requirements are encouraged to complete the online 'Expression of Interest' form. If the initial application is satisfactory, a conditional offer will be issued and a potential supervisor will be allocated who will provide guidance on the research proposal development.

An interview will take place when the final draft of the research proposal is submitted for approval. The granting of the interview does not imply that the applicant will necessarily be admitted to a research degree programme.

Subject to the satisfactory interview and that the Faculty Research Committee (FRC) is satisfied that: a) the research proposal is sound and has the potential to deliver a postgraduate research award; and b) the proposal is appropriately resourced, the applicant will be admitted to the research degree programme.

Progression

All students who wish to study for a PhD are required to complete a progression within 18 months (for full-time students) or 36 months (for part-time students).

The student at the progression needs to produce a paper which summarises his/her achievements on the research programme and outlines future research plans (including research methods), and conduct an oral presentation of the paper at a workshop set up for the progression purpose.

An independent assessor, nominated by the FRC, reviews the paper produced, together with supervisors’ assessment, the student’s presentation and other evidence. On this basis, the assessor will provide evaluative comments and recommendations to the FRC. Upon considering all aspects, the FRC may recommend that the student a) proceed as proposed; b) proceed subject to changes or amendments being made, addressing the concerns raised; c) be placed 'at risk'; or d) change the research degree originally sought.

Examination

Towards the end of the research programme, the student will be examined on the basis of a thesis and an oral examination (viva voce). Normally two qualified examiners are appointed, at least one of whom is external to the institution. If the student is a member of staff at the University, then a second external examiner will be appointed.

Following the oral examination, the examiners will make recommendations to the University’s Research Award Sub-Committee (RASC) whether the research degree sought can be awarded.

Career Paths

Research degrees in the School of Mathematics and Computer Science can provide students with opportunities in a multitude of career paths, including academia, government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,645per year

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

University information

University of Wolverhampton

  • University League Table

    121st

  • Campus address

    University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, England

The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has a 45-year track record of working in almost 140 countries.
Each year the university welcomes students from over 130 nations, studying at one of its UK campuses or partner institutions overseas.
The university offers degrees in: China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Oman, Greece, Singapore, UAE, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, France.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    101st out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    90 38%

    107th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    60th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    92nd

    12

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