The School is home to two of the UK's highly-rated departments – Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences, with over 70 academic members of staff drawn from a variety of backgrounds.

The school achieved excellent results in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The Department of Computer Science is ranked top in the country in its area in terms of 'Research Power', while almost 60% of the research in the Mathematical Sciences Department has been rated 'World-Leading' or 'Internationally Excellent'.

World-class research 

The school is a world-class centre of excellence for interdisciplinary research involving applied and computational mathematics, biological and healthcare informatics, human-computer interaction, information systems, intelligent data analysis, mathematical physics, software engineering, statistics and operational research.

We receive substantial financial support for our research activity from the UK Research Councils, the European Union and other sources. The school is home to staff who are recognised and honoured for their top-quality publications and leading roles in their disciplines, and hosts one of the largest and strongest PhD programmes in the country, with over 160 currently registered research students.




Department of Computer Science

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Study for a PhD 

We offer an excellent PhD research programme, with over 160 PhD students who benefit from world-class supervision and dedicated facilities. Our Phd community address some of the most complex and challenging research issues and present their work at international conferences and in high quality journals.

To see a list of PhD completions, please click here.

Research Grants

See details of School research grants (2008-present).


    Department of Mathematical Sciences 

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    Page last updated: Friday 28 February 2014