Computer Science - Research

The aim of the research degree in computer science is to provide the student with an opportunity to carry out a significant body of research work with the support and supervision of senior academic researchers.

Entry requirements

Normally a first-class honours BSc result in computer science
or a closely-related discipline. For international students
whose first language is not English, an English language
exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact members
of staff to discuss their projected area of research.


MHG02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHG03 PhD 6 years Part-time
MHG04 MSc by Research 2 years Full-time
MHG05 MSc by Research 3 years Part-time

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director Mr John McDonald
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3847
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3848

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Research areas

Research strengths include geocomputation, computer vision, optical processing, dependable software systems, computational cognitive modelling, and software engineering.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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