Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Birkbeck's Department of Computer Science and Information Systems was founded over 50 years ago, making it one of the oldest academic computing departments. Since 1946, when Professor AD Booth began building the College's first computer, the department has evolved into a research centre, focused on data management, data mining and machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, logic and artificial intelligence, semantic web technologies, search engines, mobile and ubiquitous computing, computer vision and image processing, adaptive systems, bio'inspired computing and social networks.

Course Modules

The department has 2 major research groups: The Computational Intelligence Group; and the Information Management and Web Technologies Group.

Course Additional Entry

A Master's or upper 2nd'Class degree in computer science.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees