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For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements visit our 'How to apply' page
You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.
International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements
The Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (IRAC) has four Research Centres which work in a coordinated way, concentrating on their own specialised fields, while sharing staff and expertise as required by the situation:
The Institute also supports research in relevant areas of teaching and learning. At present, members of IRAC belong almost entirely to the School of Computer Science and Technology, which has more than 50 academic staff and research fellows – see Researchers
The Institute has a strong record in collaborative research with academic partners at Oxford, Imperial College, UCL, Warwick, Sheffield, King's College, Stanford, UPenn, ETHZ, EPFL and many others, both in the UK and overseas. The collaborations are mainly sponsored by external funds. IRAC has led and has been engaged in 26 research projects funded by the European Commission, EPSRC, RAEng and Leverhulme Trust in the recent 5 years, generating a total of nearly £5 million research income. IRAC has recently celebrated its first EC H2020 success with a project that will start from early 2015.
The Institute supports research links with industry and has had a wide range of research and development projects with companies, including Google, AMD, Huawei, NVIDIA, Maxeler and local SMEs that are mainly funded by EPSRC CASE and KTP awards.
All of IRAC's activities reflect the strong motivation within the Institute for developing novel applications of computer technology to solve real-world problems and for providing innovative tools to enable users to employ computer technology more efficiently and more effectively. Some active research areas include:
IRAC hosts a range of seminars which reflect the research and teaching interests and are presented by Institute members and invited speakers from institutions both in the UK and abroad.
The Institute currently has around 80 research students. IRAC welcomes applications to join its research programmes and provides opportunities for research training at PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research levels.
Applications are handled centrally by the Research Graduate School of the University.