Computing Research

  • Research Degrees 2017-18

    In addition to the taught postgraduate courses offered, we offer a wide range of research opportunities for suitably qualified applicants and which are aligned to the Schools’ research areas of expertise. Opportunities exist to undertake research projects for the awards of:

    • Master of Research (MRes)
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Research areas:

    Scholarships, Bursaries and Payment Incentives*

    For 2017-18 we are offering a the following scholarship for Research students:

    International Research Excellence Scholarship

    • For self-funding, full fee paying (non-EU) students offered a place on a full time research programme at UWS. Scholarship Amount: £2000
      How to apply: Please state on your research application that you are applying for an International Research Excellence Scholarship.

    * the provision and level of scholarships, bursaries and incentives are reviewed annually

  • Relevant. Applied.Internationally Excellent.

    The aim of sustaining research in the School is to enable staff to carry out high quality work relevant to the research community, and to underpin and extend the quality of the student experience at Honours and postgraduate level. 

    At postgraduate level the School has a number of research-active staff, research assistants, and research students engaged in a number of applied research projects.

  • Research is carried out through the Institute for Creative Technologies and Applied Computing, which consists of the following Research Centres:

    Artificial Intelligence, Visual Communication and Networks (AVCN)

    Database and Knowledge Management Research Group

    Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICTE) 

    Centre for Interactive Creative Technologies


  • 2008 Research Assessment Exercise

    Cementing UWS’s reputation for academic achievement, the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise saw the University awarded the highest possible rating of 4* in six research areas, and ‘International Excellence’ in a further seven.