Computing & Mathematical Sciences has an outstanding research record, for example, our Fire Safety Engineering Group has won the Queen's Anniversary Prize and the top award at the British Computer Society IT Awards for its EXODUS software.
Each student normally first enrols on the MPhil degree. After completing the first year of the MPhil, the student's progress is reviewed, and, if considered satisfactory, the student is permitted to transfer to the PhD for a further two to three years of research. A student who does not wish to continue at this point may write up and submit the work to be considered for an MPhil degree.
MPhil/PhD students are usually provided with two supervisors, who guide them through the research. The supervisors are usually research staff from within the Department, although a supervisor may be appointed from another Department or from outside the university. The Department has a number of research groups focusing on practical and important real-life problems.
The Department also offers a one-year MSc by Research, please go online for more information.
If your research area does not fall exactly into one of the following categories, contact the Department to discuss your requirements.
- Thermal stress analysis - Coupled structures and flow - Electronic packaging - Computer science - Artificial intelligence - Data mining - Case-based reasoning - Autonomic computing - Operations research - Internet technologies - Multimedia - E-learning - Fire safety engineering and evacuation, - Human behaviour, pedestrian dynamics, combustion and ventilation - Parallel computing - Continuum physics - Algorithms and codes - Computational fluid dynamics modelling
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.