Study for a PhD in the Department of Computer Science

Secure your future with a PhD from one of the UK's leading Computer Science departments.

We have one of the largest PhD cohorts in the country, graduating high-quality PhDs every year.  Read about our Research Centres.

Brunel has invested heavily to make research students’ experience exciting, fruitful, and pleasant, including extensive research methods courses and research seminars in the department, generic skills training at the Brunel Graduate School, provision of PhD bursaries, funding for attending conferences, away-days, and workshops.

Every research student has access to office space and computer, and is integrated into one of the University Research Centres in the Department. As the next generation of research leaders, our PhDs have published in many highly-regarded international conferences and journals and won many awards. After graduation, they are making significant contributions to academic and industrial institutions all over the world.

Apply for a place on our PhD study programmes

Our traditional PhD programme can be undertaken in 3 years as a full-time student or 4-8 years as a part-time student. Find out more...


The NewRoutePhDTM is a four-year research-based programme leading to the submission of a thesis and the award of a PhD degree. Read more...

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What our students say

I chose Brunel for my PhD due to its reputation as a research-intensive university and am now enjoying the opportunities to be found in one of the leading and largest Information Systems research groups in Europe. Laden is in the first year of a PhD in Information Systems and Computing.

Page last updated: Thursday 10 April 2014