Research Degrees

Why Graduate Studies and why study at UCD?

Students are involved in diverse research projects across the entire spectrum of computer science. In many cases, we offer funded studentships; these positions attract a handsome tax-free scholarship as well as payment of University fees.

Completion of a PhD typically takes about 4 years after a bachelors degree. The School is now following UCD's new Structured PhD programme. We currently have around 200 postgraduate research students, and the School has a strong international flavor, with students and academic staff from around the world.

We admit new students throughout the year and there are is no specific application deadline. Our students generally have a strong primary degree in computer science or a cognate discipline, but we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.