If you want to undertake doctoral research in a stimulating environment, to gain a rigorous research training, to be able to take advantage of outstanding facilities and be surrounded by enthusiastic and highly committed people from a range of different and interesting backgrounds, then this is the place to be. We look forward to receiving your application and to welcoming you to the School.
You will find general information about our research environment in the School from the links at the foot of this page. In ECS all our research is organized around our 10 world-leading research groups. Each set of group pages lists details of currently available PhD projects; in addition to this, our full listing of research themes will enable you to see the wide range of research taking place in the School. If you are interested in joining ECS to undertake PhD research, you should identify themes and subjects of academic staff in your research theme's area of interest.
If you cannot find the topic you are interested in on our individual research group pages, please contact a relevant member of academic staff for further information and then complete the necessary application form.
Joining ECS is the best decision I have ever made! The beautiful campus, the multicultural environment, the high-quality supervision, the friendly and professional staff and great opportunities to meet researchers from the entire globe, all made me feel confident that ECS is the best place to obtain a PhD degree.
Noura Abbas, from Syria, did a PhD in the ESS Group on Agile Software Assurance.