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What will I learn?

About our programmes

Whether you choose to study at Masters or PhD level, you'll find that Computer Sciences at Hull combines research expertise and cutting-edge facilities to deliver a unique experience in your postgraduate journey. The qualification you earn will allow you to face the challenges that lie ahead in the rapidly-developing world of computer science and to gain a head start in your career. The research we do in Computer Science - from AI and informatics to gamification, computational science, robotics and visualization - builds on a long history of successful research and innovation.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the UK's assessment of research quality, we were ranked joint fifth in the country for the international, real-world impact of our research. Studying with us for a postgraduate research degree means you get to benefit from this expertise to solve a world-leading research problem of your own. Along the way, you will also acquire a wealth of other vital skills and enjoy being part of our active and friendly postgraduate student community.


Our academic experts welcome applications for postgraduate research across a broad range of topics.

Artificial Intelligence and Informatics

Decision support and data mining (in telehealth)
Applied distributed information systems (privacy and security)
Big data
Digital healthcare technologies

Computational Science

Agent-based modelling
Data structures and analytics
Domain-specific languages
Crowd-sourced data
High-performance computing

Computer Gamification and Instruction

Using game technologies to improve motivation and engagement
Technology enhanced learning
Intelligent and personalised systems
Data mining (including educational data mining)
Human-computer interface aspects
Mobile and web-based applications

Dependable Systems

Optimal design refinement and allocation of dependability requirements - automation of processes in dependability standards
Automated dependability (safety, reliability, availability) analysis
Multi-objective optimisation of system architecture and maintenance
Automatic test data generation
New generation user interfaces for system design tools
Meta-heuristics, intelligent agents and application of AI in system design


Intelligent robots
Intelligent diagnostic tools
Cognitive architectures
Fuzzy logic and robotics
Assistive living robots

Simulation and Visualization

Applications of simulation and visualization
Underpinning technologies

Which department am I in?

Department of Computer Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,750.00 (US$ 20,265) per year
This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Start date

30 January 2023, 29 May 2023, 18 September 2023, 29 January 2024, 27 May 2024


University of Hull

Admissions Office,

Cottingham Road,


Kingston Upon Hull,

HU6 7RX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The majority of our taught Masters programmes / research Masters programmes and PhDs require that you hold a qualification equivalent to an upper second-class Bachelor Honours (or 2.1), although some programmes, especially PhDs may have higher entry requirements. We generally consider a Bachelors degree awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in the USA to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree. Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent - GPA 2.5 out of 4 or 3.0 out of 5, Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent - GPA 3.0 out of 4 or 3.7 out of 5. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)- Academic Test (all test centres) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each skill accepted for entry to degrees with integrated foundation year.

For international students

You should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Computer Science or related discipline with reasonable programming skills and experience. You should check our existing research areas and tailor your research proposal accordingly. IELTS Indicator Test: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in all skills); TOEFL iBT: 79 overall and at least 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, 17 in writing.

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


About The University of Hull

The university is proud to have been making a global impact and challenging the way people think for 90 years.

  • Based in the very affordable city of Hull
  • Official university partner of Team GB
  • In the top 50 UK institutions for research power
  • Excellent employability rates for international graduates

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