Department of Computer Science


PhD and EngD programmes

PhD or EngD?

We offer a PhD in Computer Science and an EngD in Digital Entertainment:

  • Engineering Doctorate (EngD) - The EngD is a four-year postgraduate award intended for the UK's leading research engineers who want a high-flying career in industry. It is a radical alternative to the traditional PhD, being better suited to the needs of industry, and providing a more vocationally oriented doctorate in engineering.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - A PhD degree is usually taken over a period of 3 years (full-time) or 6 years (part-time). The degree is awarded following the successful completion of a period of research which leads to the submission of a thesis and a viva voce. The thesis is expected to contain original research of publishable quality.

 Life as a research postgraduate