As a city, Bristol is known for its concentration of high-technology industry. Computers, communications and microelectronics are well represented, alongside digital media, computer games and electronic commerce. The University has close relationships with many of these organisations via collaborative projects, staff secondments and visiting industrial staff. The School of Computer Science is an international centre of excellence in the foundations and applications of computing. Researchers in this area of study explore intelligent systems, digital media, foundations, personal systems, and architecture and design. Computer Science is located within Merchant Venturers Building alongside aligned areas of study like Electrical and Electronic Engineering, bringing together the University's research strengths in computing, communications, electronics and photonics.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.
Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme
PhD applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a merit at master's degree level (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on readiness to pursue a research degree. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
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