The School of Computing produces world-leading research across a wide range of areas which creates interesting opportunities for our students. An inclusive and welcoming community, we offer lots of support to our researchers.

The quality of the School’s research was recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014), where we were ranked 22nd out of 89 institutions for research power. Following the REF, the Times Higher Education ranked us 12th for research intensity. Our research impact was especially impressive, with 100% of our submission rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our research groups provide dynamic environments where staff and students can discuss and produce ground-breaking work. We work on projects with colleagues across the university, as well as with other universities and companies around the world. 

If you’re interested in joining us as a research student, you can find more information on our PhD study page. You should also take a look at the funding options available to you.

research excellence

National and international recognition for our research and strong links with industry underpin all our work. The breadth and depth of our research creates an exciting and rewarding place to study.

Our research: making a difference

The high quality of the School's research means we are able to attract funding from bodies such as: 

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Our academic staff publish regularly in journals and present at conferences. We are proud of the impact our work has had, both in advancing academic knowledge and in supporting businesses, helping them to benefit from the latest advances in all areas of computer science.

The breadth of expertise within the School means we attract PhD candidates with a wide range of interests, attracted by the dynamic and supportive research environment we provide.

To discover more about our academic staff, their interests and activities and how to contact them, visit our People page.