Postgraduate Study

‌‌Taught MSc Courses

‌The Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth has a strong research focus on techniques and applications of intelligent systems, working with many major companies. Our taught Masters degrees draw on this focus, and link to the expertise and interests of the Department. They are designed to meet the needs of both students wanting a foundation for a career in research, and those wanting to expand on their skills to accelerate their industrial career.

Please see here for more details of our Taught MSc Programmes.

Research Degrees

The Department offers both 3-year PhD and 1-year MPhil research degrees. These programmes involve individual research on a topic agreed by the student and the Department. Each research student conducts research under the guidance of a staff member as the student's principal supervisor and another as the second supervisor. Research degrees are awarded on the basis of a thesis and oral examination. Send us a brief CV if you wish to explore possibilities of undertaking PhD or MPhil research.

Current PhD Studentships

We welcome potential applicants to apply for a place and encourage applicants to contact potential supervisors to discuss projects. 

Information on possible sources of funding is maintained here

There is some departmental funding for PhD positions available. A good number of Computer Science Department Overseas PhD scholarships are available for our international students, which will cover the difference between the HOME (UK/EU) tuition fees and the relevant overseas (non-EU) tuition fees.

In addition the University runs an annual scholarship competition DCDS (Doctoral Career Development Scholarships).

Please contact for further information and details of application.

Further Information

International Partnerships

The Department of Computer Science is committed to developing global partnerships and works in collaboration with a broad range of partners around the world. Formal links and partnerships operate in areas of research, economic regeneration, international development, teaching and learning and student/staff exchange.

Further details of our international partners can be found on the following webpage: