Research programmes


By choosing to study at Manchester you will be joining one of the most innovative and successful schools of computer science in the world. Manchester saw the birth of computer science, with the creation of the world's first stored-program computer. We continue to work on pioneering research including cutting-edge image processing software, new technologies to exploit the power of the web, medical imaging software and low-power chip design.

The School has four research divisions, collectively incorporating 10 individual research groups ranging from Bio-Health Informatics to Machine Learning and Optimisation, and is keen to receive applications from potential research students in all areas. Browse through our Research Project List to find a suitable topic or potential supervisor. For those new to research, the School provides a programme of taught courses on topics such as research methods, research planning and thesis writing.

Although a research degree is traditionally the route to an academic post, and is often an essential qualification for a research career, it is now frequently sought by industry. Research graduates are a step ahead in the race for jobs: the communication and analysis skills integral to a research degree make them highly employable individuals.

You may also be interested in the Graphene NOWNANO EPSRC CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials four year PhD programmes. The Wellcome Trust programmes may also be of interest: WTMCB -  and WTQBB -


Enquiries about applying to any of our postgraduate courses should be directed to:

The Postgraduate Admissions Officer

School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6181

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