The Institute for Computing System Architecture (ICSA) will provide you with academic resources and industry links that are among the best in the world. We are home to the UK’s largest group of PhD researchers in the field, and host a Centre of Excellence in partnership with ARM, the world’s largest microprocessor intellectual property provider. We are also a member of the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. Our current research is focused on the areas of:
- compilers and architectures
- parallel computing
- computer networking
- systems software and operating systems
- storage, file systems, and databases
- processor-automated synthesis by iterative analysis
- machine learning systems
- to extend understanding of existing systems
- to improve current systems
- to develop new architecture and engineering methods
See our website for detailed programme information.
How to apply
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
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course