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PHD Computing and Informatics Sheffield Hallam University




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Course info


Course summary

  • Undertake supervised research into computing and informatics.
  • Your research will take place in the Industry and Innovation Research Institute (I2RI).
  • Research your chosen subject in detail, while acquiring new skills to do so.
  • Benefit from supervision, resources and opportunities with excellent student satisfaction.

The PhD or MPhil in Computing and Informatics courses allows you to undertake research into areas such as sensor networks, data mining, biometrics, self-adaptive systems, authentication and authorisation, software development process, text analysis, assistive technology, robotics, machine intelligence, conceptual structures, human-computer interaction, computer vision, IoT, visualisation, sentiment aware fake news detection on on-line social networks, improving software development practises and exploring the learning of numbers using robotic hands.

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed. Your supervisors will help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.

You learn through

  • supervised study
  • independent research
  • workshops and seminars
  • mentoring sessions

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Research and leadership roles in the digital and computing industries
  • Highly qualified to work in academia
  • Government, NGOs and charities
  • Supporting roles in a number of different areas that use computing solutions.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PHD Computing and Informatics.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

£14,460.00 (14,91,105) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


Sep-21, Feb-22, May-22


City Campus

Howard Street,



S1 1WB, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of theWhere English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in each component or an accepted equivalent.same).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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