Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Computer Science and Information Systems

The research programme leads to either an MPhil or PhD degree. Both research degrees involve individual study of a specific research problem. To be awarded a PhD, your research work must result in a significant original contribution to the field of study (although this is not a requirement of the MPhil). You initially register for an MPhil degree, with transfer to PhD after satisfactorily completing an initial period of study and if it seems likely that your thesis will contain significant original work. Students who successfully complete this MPhil or PhD degree will have gained expert knowledge in their chosen research area and the ability to perform research-led activities in a broader context. In addition, students who successfully complete the PhD degree will have gained the ability to identify and solve complex problems arising in their chosen research area, and will have made a substantial original contribution to this area. Our research focuses on data science, theoretical computer science, algorithms, internet of things, data mining and machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, logic and artificial intelligence, semantic web technologies, search engines, mobile and ubiquitous computing, computer vision, bio-inspired computing and social networks.

Entry requirements

A Master's or upper 2nd-Class degree in computer science. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

Our research focuses on data science, theoretical computer science, algorithms, internet of things, data mining and machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, logic and artificial intelligence, semantic web technologies, search engines, mobile and ubiquitous computing, computer vision, bio-inspired computing and social networks.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 - 5 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 - 4 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Computer Science and Informatics
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6622