PhD COMPUTING SCIENCE AND INFORMATICS

UK Fees

£4820.00

Int. Fees

£16900.00

Overview

The School of Engineering has a strong culture of research and enterprise. We are the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering -Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

REF awarded 80% of our research into General Engineering the two highest quality ratings (4* or 3*) for 'impact' (research and significance). This success is underpinned by a strong record of external income generation with the total current contract value of research and enterprise awards exceeding £4m.

Income is generated from a wide range of sources including the research councils, European Union, industry, Government, charities, consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships where the School is one of the leaders nationally. Our research is to a very large degree interdisciplinary and collaborative with strong national and international links.

Cognitive Systems Research Centre

The Cognitive Systems Research Centre (CSRC) specialises in the field of engineering Cognition, where the physical world is integrated, converged and interacts with cyber-physical/computational systems. Technologies related to Cognitive Systems are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems.  The Centre works at the cutting edge of technologies and carries out fundamental and applied research in emerging and future areas of smart applications where quality of life can be improved (e.g. Smart Cities, Agriculture and Health) and sustainability and productivity can be enhanced (e.g. Manufacturing, Sustainable development, Smart Grid).

The centre will engage in the following areas of research

  • Smart Internet Technologies
  • Assistive and enabling systems
  • Cognitive Human-Machine Interfaces and Interactions
  • Cyber Physical Interaction
  • Data Transformation using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Distributed Autonomous Systems
  • Human Sensing
  • Interconnected Objects and M2M Communication
  • Robotics and automation

You can find more information via Cognitive Systems Research Centre page.

A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community.

A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeFull-time Duration4 years Start dateJanuary; April; September Application code9041 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModePart-time Duration6 years Start dateJanuary; April; September Application code9047 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModeDistance learning Duration6 years Start dateJanuary; April; September Application code9059 Application method Direct to LSBU

Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.

Walk or bicycle

The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.

By bus

LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.

By train or tube

The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.

By car

London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.

Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.

TfL journey planner

You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.

Entry Level Requirements

Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:1 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level. Please also supply two academic references as part of your application. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications. If English is not your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level. You will be invited to an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme

If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you may need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for clearance from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) in order to study this course. ATAS certificate is a requirement for enrolment at the University, you will need one if you are an international student applying to study for a postgraduate qualification in the UK and it is now a requirement for every Visa application. Please note, an ATAS certificate is not needed for you to submit an application for a course at LSBU and to receive an offer.

You can find more information about whether you will require this via the FCO website and in our MyLSBU guide to the Academic Technology Approval Scheme.

The process for obtaining an ATAS certificate can take some time so it is important that you check whether you need one as early as possible so that you can make your application for the certificate to obtain it in good time. Failure to produce a valid ATAS certificate could result in delays to receiving your CAS or we may be unable to enrol you at the University.

The CAH code for this course is CAH11-01-01.

United Kingdom

£4820.00

Tuition fees for home students

International

£16900.00

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees

  • Part-time

    part-time

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892.00 International fee: £10140.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 1PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820.00 International fee: £4820.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 1DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290.00
    International: £25290.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 1PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 1PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 1DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 1DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892.00 International fee: £10140.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 2PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820.00 International fee: £4820.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 2DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290.00
    International: £25290.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 2PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 2PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 2DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 2DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892.00 International fee: £10140.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 3PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820.00 International fee: £4820.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 3DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290.00
    International: £25290.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 3PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 3PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 3DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 3DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892.00 International fee: £10140.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 4PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820.00 International fee: £4820.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 4DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290.00
    International: £25290.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 4PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 4PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 4DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 4DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £2892.00 International fee: £10140.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 5PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820.00 International fee: £4820.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 5DS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290.00
    International: £25290.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 5PS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: 5PS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 5DS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: 5DS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £1190.00 International fee: £1190.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: WUS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £1190.00 International fee: £1190.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: WUS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £25290.00
    International: £25290.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: WUS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (PT) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9047 Session code: WUS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: WUS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (DL) - Year 6

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9059 Session code: WUS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £24500.00
    International: £24500.00
  • Full-time

    full-time

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820.00 International fee: £16900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 1FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 1FS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 1FS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820.00 International fee: £16900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 2FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 2FS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 2FS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4820.00 International fee: £16900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 3FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 3FS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: 3FS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £1190.00 International fee: £1190.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: WUS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15650.00
    International: £51890.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: WUS10
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

    PhD Computer Science and Informatics (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 9041 Session code: WUS20
    Total course fee:
    UK: £15160.00
    International: £47350.00

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

At the London Doctoral Academy we are committed to supporting and developing professional researchers who are driven to make a difference. We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations - and when they're available we'll publish notices on the London Doctoral Academy site.

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Full-time Duration 4 years Start date January; April; September Application code 9041 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Part-time Duration 6 years Start date January; April; September Application code 9047 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Distance learning Duration 6 years Start date January; April; September Application code 9059 Application method Direct to LSBU

Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

Considering your application

Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

Careers

Employability Service

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • Free employability workshop and events for student all year round, more details can be found on our event section.
  • Online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • LSBU Careers Hub offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Research skills development

All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in research methods is available through frequent research seminars.

When necessary the research student can follow, in part, relevant Masters courses available within the School and in particular units on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University or externally aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas.

In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills - both essential in their future careers.

Transferable skills

A research degree will equip you with many transferable skills. The self-discipline, the demand for clear analytical thinking, and the ability to turn criticism of others work into something constructive of your own, all constitute a unique training for almost any kind of career. The excitement and satisfaction of finding new facts, a new idea, or a new way of looking at something can be highly rewarding.

Attending conferences

Research students are often sponsored to attend national and international conferences and to meet leading scientists in their fields and to present their research findings. The progress of all research students is formally monitored by the University's Research Degree Committee.

Teaching and Assessment

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