Computer Science at University of Bath - UCAS

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Course summary

A research degree in Computer Science will equip you with skills you can use to develop new products and systems in areas where computers play an integral role. Our research is strongly interdisciplinary and combines practical applications with a sound theoretical understanding. Our main research interests include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Mathematical foundations of computation
  • Visual computing
Candidates are encouraged to have a look our research groups directly to discuss project and funding opportunities. You may start this programme at any time. Most students start in September. Programme content Learning
  • Doctoral skills online
  • Doctoral skills workshop
  • Research project
  • Supervisory team
Research content We are one of the most research active computer science departments in the UK (see the latest UK Research Excellence Framework results) and we will support you to become a leading expert in academia or industry. You will be supervised individually by academics who are at the forefront of computer science and offered specialised research training courses. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with academic and industrial partners in and outside the UK. Professional Development Professional development is a crucial element of doctoral study, not only in supporting your research but also as part of your longer term career development. Our DoctoralSkills workshops and courses will help you build your skills and help you succeed in your doctorate.


Please check the University of Bath website for the most recently published course detail.

Assessment method

  • Thesis
  • Viva Voce
Assessment description Most research students who ‘do a PhD’ register in the first instance as probationer for the degree of PhD. Candidates are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis. The confirmation of the PhD programme (and the end of the probationary period) is subject to students passing an assessment process, which normally involves submission of written work and on oral examination which usually takes place 12 months after the initial registration. The final stage of the PhD degree is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

Entry requirements

We normally require a student to have a first or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent qualifications in a relevant subject. English Language requirements - IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components - The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element - TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

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Computer Science at University of Bath - UCAS