University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Computing Science

Recent projects have included practical work on large medical databases, the development and application of novel clustering techniques, new techniques in statistics for handling mixed data sets and aggregated data, time series analysis and fundamental research on copulas; members of the laboratory meet regularly to update themselves on recent advances and also work with researchers across the Norwich Science Park; areas of research include: leading solutions to the problems of colour cast removal, a dynamic number compression and colour correction; work on haptics; TESSA (a system for use in post offices that translates what a clerk says into sign language); clonal analysis; the evolutionary history for plants and microbes, which hybridize across species; data-mining for short RNAs using cutting-edge bioinformatics algorithms; telecommunication network design (Nortel Networks); production scheduling (Unilever); parameter optimisation within simulation (Lanner); scale-space techniques; classifying music directly from the audio signal; DynDom (a widely used package for analysing movements in proteins in terms of the relative motions of quasi-rigid parts): recent thesis titles include: adaptive bidding agents for single-seller and continuous double auctions; computing chromatic adaptation; improving colour image retrieval; robust algorithms for speech; reconstruction on mobile devices; convoy routing under uncertainty; modelling baterial growth at population and single cell level; characterization of speakers for improved automatic speech recognition; quantitative analysis of petal morphology in antirrhinum majus: an inter-disciplinary approach; a framework for designing usable localised websites.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have, or expect to have, a 1st class or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in computer science, electronics or an allied subject; applicants with English not as their 1st language should have IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Sponsorship information

Each school has funding for some projects; eligibility rules may apply; UEA offers a limited number of ISF scholarships, up to 50 per cent of tuition fees, to excellently qualified overseas (non-EU) students each year; these awards are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 15,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 15,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (EU fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time £ 1,998 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Part-time £ 1,998 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

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