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Postgraduate research

The Department of Computer Science is proud to have been identified as one of the top three UK centres for computer science related published research. The department has an inspiring research environment that attracts world-class academics and ambitious students. Studying for a PhD within us ensures you are supervised by world-leading experts and have access to the very best facilities.

Why study with us?

Established in 1983, our department has grown into a vibrant environment. In 2014 we became one of the top 10 computer science departments in the UK after 97% of our research was rated as world leading and internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

There are also opportunities to study your PhD at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Funded PhD positions

The Department of Computer Science offers four fully funded PhD positions in the research fields pursued in the department.

To learn more about our exciting research environment, staff, and students, we encourage you to study the pages of our research groups on:

Algorithms, Complexity Theory and Optimisation
Argumentation and Knowledge Representation
Data Mining and Machine Learning
Economics and Computation
Networks and Distributed Computing
Robotics and Autonomous Systems

You can apply here

Please email or with any questions.


Other funded studentships of interest:

Centre for Doctoral Training in Distributed Algorithms PhD programmes -  Visit the website here or contact Kelli Cassidy for more information.


Self-funded studentships

Visit here to find out more about applying for a self-funded or externally funded research degree (MPhil/PhD/MD):






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