Computing at Leicester

Research degrees

We offers supervision for the degrees of:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - full and part-time
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - full and part-time

Find out more about applying for a PhD in Computing

We are involved in a number of national and European research projects in IT, involving both industrial and academic partners, giving postgraduates a chance to participate in the shaping of the Information Society and interact with fellow postgraduates across Europe.


Financial support

The School and University sometimes offer funded PhD positions. These are of two kinds: GTAs (Graduate Teaching Assistant) and studentships. Such funded PhD positions are normally advertised on the School and University sites as well as websites such as Find a PhD

Informal Advice

Besides a solid background and a strong motivation it is useful to have spent some thoughts on the following before applying:

  • your research topic
  • your future supervisor
  • your financial support

The topic you propose should fit within the research themes of the School; it should lie within the research interests of your proposed supervisor. Supervisors may list some potential PhD projects on their pages. It may help your application if you explain briefly why you are interested in your proposed area of research, and what in your background makes you well prepared for this topic.

You are most welcome to contact us, and we would encourage you to discuss your research plan with your potential supervisor before applying.

Get in touch

Send an email to if you have any questions or contact us at

Postgraduate Hub
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
University of Leicester

Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 3600
Fax: +44 (0) 116 252 3915 / 3604

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