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Research is structured into two large research centres: Intelligent Systems Engineering and Dependable Systems Engineering. Students are attached to these research groups and work alongside experienced researchers as well as with collaborators from across the industry and other academic institutions.
We offer four research degree routes: MPhil; MPhil transferring to PhD; PhD direct (only for students who have recently completed a master’s or MPhil degree in an area closely related to the proposed research topic); PhD by published work (only for students who have prior association with Oxford Brookes University). These degrees are also available within Engineering, as well as an MSc by research.
Completing a research degree with us means that you will have regular interaction with internationally recognised industrial researchers. You will immerse yourself in a dynamic research environment and find various opportunities to contribute to wider research, teaching and funding proposals.
Students also benefit from being members of the Faculty’s Doctoral Training Programme which provides both general and subject specific research training and support.
This document explains the nature and purpose of this proposal and provides guidance on how to write it and apply
If you need advice at any point, please contact email@example.com
We welcome research proposals related to any of the subjects covered by the research groups represented by our two research centres:
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTRE (ISERC)
DEPENDABLE SYSTEMS AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH (DSERC)
For enquiries about research projects in these groups please, contact the group leaders and the postgraduate tutor Dr Tjeerd Olde Scheper.
We offer an outstanding experience for research students with the following benefits:
The application process is broken down into 5 steps:
Check essential requirements
Before you apply, please check you meet entry requirements as well as the financial requirements of the programme.
Explore our research groups and supervisory staff pages
Explore the research groups and their associated staff member to see how your chosen field of study aligns with the research portfolio within the school.
Agree your research
Contact postgraduate research tutor Dr Tjeerd Olde Scheper to discuss your proposed research. You're welcome to contact academics to help you develop your ideas.
Formulate your proposal
When you have agreed you research project with Tjeerd, he will ask you to prepare and submit a proposal. If the proposal is acceptable Tjeerd will ask you to make a formal application, or give you advice on how the proposal may be improved. For guidance on writing a PhD research proposal, download our research degree proposal guidelines.
Gather required documents and submit:
When you are ready, submit your UCAS Postgraduate application along with the required supporting documents through the UCAS Postgraduate website. You should note that we cannot consider your application for admission until all the documents noted above have been received, including financial documentation.
Our computing research is home to a number of active research groups and includes internationally recognised researchers in all its disciplines. We have an excellent reputation for research and knowledge transfer.
Focuses on computer vision applications: action, gesture recognition and image segmentation.
Works closely together to leverage the different skills available and to cross link ideas.
Undertakes research into human-robot interaction, autonomous vehicles and bio-inspired robotics.
Concerned with the theoretical foundations of software engineering.
Takes an empirical and experimental approach to software engineering and systems in order to characterize and improve systems.
Carries out leading research in the design, test, and verification of reliable computer systems.
A new research group which looks at the security of our systems and infrastructure.