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.
Discover your tomorrow
Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.
Explore postgraduate research in computer science
Start your PhD journey by finding the research project that best suits you.
Search through our live research projects to find your future team.
Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial key part of your PhD journey.
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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Depending on the project you’re applying for, there are a range of options available at different times of the year.
Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)
Find out more about these funded PhD opportunities where you gain valuable practical experience while training as part of a cohort.
Start your new tomorrow. Find out how to submit an application.
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We are forging a path toward seamless integration of intelligent systems into our natural environment.
Our expertise spans the full data science lifecycle: from information management to bio-health informatics.
Future computing systems
Identifying novel ways to exploit the complexity of the transistor microchips that will become commonplace.
Human centred computing
We work in diverse fields to pioneer new forms of technology that will transform our lives.
Software and e-infrastructure
Building the next generation of tools and infrastructure to support best practice for software engineering.
The Department works with a number of interdisciplinary centres and institutes.
Discover the fantastic labs, computing and audio visual equipment that our researchers use in their work.