As a Computing PhD student, I work in a very friendly environment, with members of staff always ready to assist me. From the very beginning the department and the University has offered me all the equipment and support that I needed to start my research project. Moreover, the department of Computing, through the seminars and the annual conference that it holds, is giving me all the essential experience to become a skilled researcher.
The Department of Computing strives to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in all its research, with many members of staff being publicly recognised as experts in their respective fields. Employment levels for our Computing students are exceptionally high, and the Department performs well in student surveys.
Computing at Surrey has a booming postgraduate research programme of over 60 PhD students, with many industrial sponsorships. We have the best computing resources to support your research, including an Access Grid-equipped seminar room and a Grid infrastructure supporting leading-edge distributed technologies, as well as a number of high-performance servers.
Our PhD programme offers the opportunity to study in a wide range of interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research areas of computer science, with good support from academics and peers within a University committed to the personal, professional and academic development of its students.
There are currently around 60 PhD students in the department. The PhD community is very active and well organised when it comes to arranging research and social activities for students. An annual PhD conference, which has been successfully run for over 10 years, is organised by the students to showcase their research work.
Theories and techniques for high quality complex reactive systems and new generations of pervasive computer systems.
New technologies for security and safety-critical domains, ranging from trustworthy voting systems, to formal methods integration for software systems development, and formal models for UML.
Interplay among three areas: multimedia computing, computer security and digital forensics, including digital watermarking and authentication, steganography and steganalysis, multimedia forensics, multimedia coding and visual quality assessment, usable security, biometrics, cyber security and digital forensics, digital media analysis.
Building up computational models for understanding biological and social intelligence and developing algorithms inspired by natural intelligence for solving complex real-world problems found in optimization, signal processing and pattern recognition, decision-making, and self-organization of collective system.
There are a number of fully funded PhD studentships for suitably qualified UK and EU nationals who can demonstrate the appropriate residency requirements. Other funding opportunities are also available within different research centres.
We have received major awards for research from the following:
October, January, April, July
A first or upper second-class (2.1) degree in engineering or physical sciences, or equivalent overseas qualification, or a lower second (2.2) plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).
Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, subsequently confirmed as having PhD status.
Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent)
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
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Please note these fees are for the academic year 2014/15 only. All fees are subject to annual review.
Our researcher development programme provides a range of workshops and support mechanisms for our postgraduate researchers.
Experienced staff in our International Student Office are available to help from the moment you consider studying at the University. We offer professional advice on immigration, visa issues, entry qualifications, pre-departure information, employment regulations and international student welfare.
This lecture was also the keynote lecture of the VoteID 2013 conference, the 4th International Conference on e-Voting and Identity hosted by the Department of Computing on July 18, 2013.
The Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has been a member of the House of Lords since 1999. She spoke about issues relating to trust and the need to be able to assess who is trustworthy for which purposes.
She currently works on practical judgement and normativity; conceptions of public reason and of autonomy; trust and accountability; the ethics of communication (including media ethics), and on Kant's philosophy.
The Department of Computing has exchanged agreements with two partner universities to run a joint 4+1 programme enabling undergraduate students from these universities to continue their MSc study at Surrey Computing. The two international partner universities are the Zhejiang University from China and the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). Together with two other established international partners from China, the Donghua University and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), the Department has in total four international partner universities with a joint 4+1 programme.
"Surrey’s academic reputation and status as a research-led institution confirmed my belief in the University. "