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Full time | University of Sussex | 4 years | JAN-21

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Full time


4 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course type


Course Summary

Research is led by scientific curiosity and motivated by social, economic and industrial needs. We have strong links with local and national industry – not least because most practical problems demand an interdisciplinary approach.


As a research student, you're associated with one or more research groups in the Department of Informatics:

  • Data Science
  • Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (EASy)
  • Foundations of Software Systems
  • Creative Technology.

We welcome research proposals in all of the areas our faculty specialise in. Our interdisciplinary research involves key roles in the Centre for Computation Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR), the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and the Sussex Humanities Lab.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.