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Postgraduate research in computer science

Manchester was the place where AI was born.

Study a PhD, MPhil or EngD postgraduate research degree with us and you’ll join a vibrant and engaging research community in a renowned, inventive Department, surrounded by leading facilities.

Our flexible approach to research is inspired by academics who lead innovative approaches to solving real-world challenges.

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Browse our range of computer science PhD, EngD and MPhil postgraduate research programmes.

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Live projects

Start your PhD journey by finding a research project that you’re passionate about.

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Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial part of your PhD journey.

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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Browse our funding pages to find out about available scholarships, studentships and awards before speaking to your supervisor for further guidance.

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Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Find out more about fully funded PhD opportunities available through our CDTs, where you can combine research with practical training as part of a cohort and collaborate across research areas, institutions and industry.

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Start your new tomorrow. Find out how to submit an application.

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Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.