Computer Science - Research
Students are involved in diverse research projects across the entire spectrum of computer science. In many cases, we offer funded studentships; these positions attract a handsome tax-free scholarship as well as payment of University fees.
Completion of a PhD typically takes about 4 years after a bachelors degree. The School is now following UCD's new Structured PhD programme. We currently have around 200 postgraduate research students, and the School has a strong international flavor, with students and academic staff from around the world.
The minimum requirements for entry into the PhD programme regarding prior degree and language are given below:
•Degree: minimum 2.1 grade (or equivalent) in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Maths, Engineering, or similar technical discipline.
•Language: Non-native English speakers require IELTS at least 6.5 (with at least 6 in all components) or equivalent (see link for details on test equivalence).
Our students generally have a high honours standard in an MSc or BSc primary degree in computer science or a cognate discipline, and we welcome high quality applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Computer Science (T102) MSc Research 2 Years FT / PT
Computer Science (T113) PhD Research 3 Years FT / 6 Years PT
New student registrations take place in January, May and September each year.