Candidates for admission must satisfy the University's requirements for admission to taught postgraduate programmes. Normally this means that the minimum entry requirements will be a second class honours degree, or an equivalent qualification. For our specialist programmes namely Internet Computing and Network Security, this degree must be in computing or an allied subject. For the Information Technology programme applicants whose first degree has involved a substantial study of computing, will not usually be accepted. Applications are treated on an individual basis, however, and so alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of mature students.
Selection is based on application form, CV and confidential reports of named referees. In certain cases candidates are invited for interview.
Intending applicants whose first language is not English must be prepared to provide documentary evidence of their ability in English Language; there are no exceptions to this rule. Details of the University's requirements can be found at online but as a guide a score of at least 6.5 would be needed in the IELTS as administered by the British Council. English Language Pre-Sessional Courses will be offered by the University as an alternative way to satisfy the requirements.
How to Apply
It is important that applicants adopt the correct procedure to ensure that applications are processed in good time. Application forms may be obtained from the Postgraduate Office. They can also be downloaded and the completed form posted (or faxed) to the Postgraduate Office. Alternatively, applicants can complete an online version of the application form . Applications to all programmes must be supported by documentary evidence of qualifications; a decision about your application will not be made until this evidence has been received. Please follow carefully the instructions provided for your selected application method. Completed application forms should be returned to the Postgraduate Office at the above address and not to the Department. The closing date for applications is early mid-August, but applicants from overseas must understand that they must apply in sufficient time to enable immigration processes to be completed after an offer of a place is received. In this regard, a period of up to six weeks should be allowed for the processing of an application. Term commences towards the end of September or early October.
As accommodation charges are liable to change each year, students should refer to the relevant edition of the Postgraduate Prospectus or contact the Postgraduate Office for current rates. Fee information can found on the postgraduate Tuition Fee page of the university website.
University accommodation is limited and while every effort is made to arrange on-campus accommodation, it is possible that not all students who wish to stay in the Postgraduate Halls of Residence will be able to do so. The University will provide every assistance to students in this regard.
The Department welcomes enquiries about its programmes. If there are further points you wish to discuss, you should contact the Postgraduate Office (which has up-to-date information on fees and accommodation). If your enquiry relates to academic matters please contact the Admissions Tutor in Computer Science, Dr Gerald Schaefer.
Fees for International Students can be obtained here.
And fees for UK/EU students can be found here.
There is a range of scholarships and bursaries available for students wishing to undertake postgraduate study within the Department.
Details of these scholarships and bursaries are available below:
- For international postgraduate students in Computer Science
- For UK/EU postgraduate students in Computer Science
Details of other scholarships and bursaries for taught and research-based studies are also available from the academic registry (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/funding/pg/)