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. In addition, students who successfully complete the PhD degree will have gained the ability to identify and solve complex problems arising in their chosen research area, and will have made a substantial original contribution to this area.

Start Date:

Duration: 2 to 3 years.. Duration: 3 to 5 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD 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.