King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Computer Science

This programme is defined by the interests of the 4 research sections: the agents and intelligent systems (AIS) section's research is concerned with investigating aspects of agent technologies and intelligent systems, as well as AI more generally, and their applications; agents are intelligent (typically software) entities that work together to achieve goals that they would not be able to achieve by themselves, or not as easily. The algorithm design section is focussed around algorithms design itself, and bioinformatics; the former develops and analyses algorithms for various computational problems, including pattern matching and recognition, graph searching, network optimisation, and scheduling; it also addresses random discrete processes, meta-heuristics, and algorithm engineering. The latter area of bioinformatics is concerned with computational problems arising in molecular biology, including classification of DNA and protein sequences; analysis of gene expression patterns, and uncovering protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions. The Logic and theory of computing section concentrates on 2 related research directions; firstly, it studies applications of logic to computer science and artificial intelligence, logical foundations of computational semantics and research in natural language processing; secondly, it develops and investigates various models of reasoning and computation, designing formal languages to describe problem domains (in particular programming languages, specification languages, logics and theorem provers) and analysing their expressive power and computational behaviour. The software engineering section specialises in developing ways to optimise software engineering processes and products; the group's research areas include software testing, software evolution, security, search-based software engineering, software agents and multi-agent systems, and applied formal methods; these areas can be subdivided into three main subgroups: centre for research on evolution, search and testing; software and systems modelling; and predictable assembly laboratory.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in computer science or a closely related subject; a good background in the area of intended research.

Sponsorship information

Some funding is available through the College, the EPSRC, the European Union and industrial sponsors.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

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