University of Essex

University of Essex

Computer Science

Research activity and supervision is concentrated in the following principal research areas: artificial intelligence; biologically inspired architectures; educational technology; e-learning; natural and evolutionary computation; natural language engineering; software agents; and software engineering; our cross-disciplinary projects draw on the expertise of our electronic engineers; computer scientists; mathematicians; physicists and psychologists; studying with us provides both the recent graduate and the practising engineer with an opportunity to gain new skills or enhance existing ones; our graduates have progressed to a variety of senior positions in industry and academia; some of the companies and organisations where our former graduates are now employed include: Alcatel Submarine; BT Group; QinetiQ; Dolby Laboratories; Fujitsu; the Royal Air Force; and within our university and imperial college, London.

Entry requirements

For research study within our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, we normally require a good Honours or Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential. However, if you do not have a Master's degree, we also offer a 4-year integrated PhD, where your 1st year is spent doing a Master's before embarking on your research. This preparatory year ensures you develop your knowledge before embarking on your independent research. If English is not your 1st language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include thesis.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Get in touch

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, School of Computer Science and Electronic Systems
Telephone number: 
01206 872719