Research ( full-time, part-time)
January 2018, April 2018, September 2017
MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.
PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
Work with a research group that’s shaping the world with innovative technologies and applications, often in collaboration with industry. We can supervise your dissertation in many different fields.
Our Computer Scientists are pursuing exciting research in fields ranging from industrial control to satellite imaging, serious gaming to online virtual learning environments.
Broadly speaking our specialisms are image manipulation, video systems, animation, virtual worlds, gaming, 2D and 3D modelling, cloud computing, AI, audio applications, satellite technology, internet technologies and mobile media technology.
As a postgraduate researcher you’ll have access to wide-ranging expertise, as well as first-rate computing facilities, at our campus in Cambridge, one of the UK’s premier science and technology cities.
A significant number of our students choose to pursue their programme part-time, integrating their research degrees with their professional lives. We’ve excellent online resources to support this.
Equally, if you wish to join us full-time, you’ll be part of a group that collaborates with industry on theoretical and applied research, as well as consultancy projects.
If you've already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field of you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.
We’ll assign three supervisors – a primary and two relevant specialists – to support you during your research. There’ll be formal two-weekly reviews, with informal help available any time.
Our supervisory staff are recognised experts in their field. Their research expertise includes:
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
These include high-specification workstations, audio-visual electronic hardware and specialised hardware and software for media applications.
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.
We provide comprehensive research training in fields such as academic writing, conference presentation and research methods. The skills you’ll develop will be invaluable in your wider career.
Additionally you’ll be invited to take part in our research activities, from internal workshops and seminars to conferences.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.
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