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Cognitive Science (Computer Science) PhD

Cognitive Science (Computer Science) PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology Computer Science

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The School of Computer Science welcomes highly motivated and well qualified graduates to join us to work towards a doctorate. Our work is regularly presented in international conferences and journals, indicating the high standards we achieve in research. At Birmingham, we work closely in small teams of researchers embedded within a broad and lively research culture. This combination means you get the necessary focus, while keeping an eye on the bigger picture in which your work is placed. The School’s staff and research students are loosely organised into informal research themes. Researchers are free to contribute to one or more themes and each theme organises its own activities. Cross-disciplinary research is a major feature of the school, and links exist with, for example, psychology, medicine, language studies and electronic engineering. Supervision is arranged on an individual basis in order to closely match the interests of the student with those of the supervisor. Most of our students are full-time, but a small number are part-time, usually working for UK companies. The supervision process usually takes the form of weekly meetings, (although the frequency will vary according to need), where ideas are exchanged, help is offered and written work is discussed.

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Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,320

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,420

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 Honours degree in Computer Science or a subject relevant to the research topic (eg, Mathematics or Physics).

University information

As a Birmingham postgraduate you can expect to engage with challenging debates, theories and concepts and, in doing so, grow as an original thinker. The University of Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research – 87% of research conducted at the University has a global impact. Birmingham understands that you want to study somewhere with a strong research culture, that delivers on your expectations. The...more