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What will I learn?

Our research cuts across the intersection of theoretical and applied computing. In the UK's 2014 independent research exercise, we were rated top in Scotland for research impact.

Overview
Research sections

  • Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA)
  • Glasgow Interactive SysTems (GIST) (aka HCI)
  • Information, Data and Analysis (IDA)
  • GLAsgow SyStems (GLASS)
  • Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE)

Research themes

  • Cyber security
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Media and data science
  • Programming languages
  • Understandable autonomous systems

The vibrant research culture of our School strongly encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration with each research section running its own seminar series, as well as contributing to a weekly research forum.

We have over 50 academic staff and more than 100 PhD students. Our research strategy is based on combining world-leading theoretical work with practical applications and much of our research has created high public impact.

Our research degrees enjoy world-wide prestige and we offer postgraduate programmes of outstanding quality. Postgraduate students benefit from the best possible support and supervision and, on graduating, they are well qualified to take up key posts in industry and academia.

Computing Science has held a departmental Bronze Award from Athena SWAN since October 2015, recognising our commitment to provide the resources necessary to eliminate gender bias and create an inclusive culture that values female staff.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£21,920.00 (US$ 28,336) per year
Prices are based on the annual fee for full-time study. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. IELTS (Academic): overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0. Common equivalent English language qualifications: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20, Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Writing: 23.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer