University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Networks and Communications

On this course you can: use our fully equipped multi-platform suites and computer labs to enhance your learning experience; analyse high-frequency signals, measure antennas in our anechoic chamber or experiment with our range of control applications including helicopter development kits and walking robots; carry out your final project in a workplace environment or relate your topic to a current issue in industry.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

The School of Computing has a thriving and active research culture that pushes the boundaries of computing and the application of computer systems. Research covers a wide range of areas, with projects ranging from highly theoretical to very practical.

Our researchers are working and supervising in subjects such as:

Computational intelligence:
Data mining
Neural networks
Fuzzy systems
Evolutionary optimisation
Machine learning
Pattern recognition
Computer vision and bioinformatics

Pervasive computing:
The design and development of novel technological advancement that appears in everyday devices
Wireless and mobile computing
Internet connectivity and connectivity to services in large scale distributed systems
Secure infrastructures
Human interaction modelling

Systems and information systems:
Systems analysis
Systems security
Digital forensics
e-commerce
e-government systems relevant to organisational, technological and cultural applications

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (International) 6 years

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Key information

Contact: 
Student Recruitment Centre - Faculty of Technology
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2993