Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires original research and the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. Our research focuses on data science, theoretical computer science, algorithms, internet of things, data mining and machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, logic and artificial intelligence, semantic web technologies, search engines, mobile and ubiquitous computing, computer vision, bio-inspired computing and social networks. Students who successfully complete this MPhil or PhD degree will have gained expert knowledge in their chosen research area and the ability to perform research-led activities in a broader context. At Birkbeck, you are initially registered on an MPhil and you upgrade to a PhD after satisfactory progress in the first year or two, and if it seems likely that your thesis will contain significant original work. You need to find a suitable academic supervisor at Birkbeck, who can offer the requisite expertise to guide and support you through your research.

Start Date:

2019-APR-01.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a master's or upper second-class degree in computer science.
  • International entry requirements: Students need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.