Undertake postgraduate research while drawing on university expertise. Our specialisms include VR, AR and MR, IoTs, mobile technology, gamification and serious games, user experiences and user interface development.
We have a strong applied research focus and particular interests in work that engages with the concerns of the user, the needs of businesses and the rapid developments within the IT industry and engineering sectors.
Our School of Computing & Engineering is active in pure and applied research, knowledge transfer and industrial projects. There are a number of dedicated laboratories for researchers and you’ll be joining a group of about 30 research candidates - all involved in extending both new knowledge and professional practice.
All postgraduate researchers are required to initially take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers. We also offer a range of further research training events, postgraduate researcher-led seminars, conferences and summer schools - as well as training offered through other universities and bodies.
This diverse range of events helps you gain the skills and confidence you need to underpin your research journey.
A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice.