Computer Science

Computer Science

PhD programme (doctoral education)

Research means often to find solutions together. Photo: Geir Mogen.

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Would you like to conduct research on future-oriented technologies?

The PhD programme in Computer Science is intended for students who want to do research on future-oriented technologies, such as artificial intelligence, medical technology and search-engine technology. Our society has become dependent on the reliability of information technology and you may specialize in solving important social challenges in areas such as security, climate, sustainability and health.

A broad spectre of research specializations is available, offered by a large and research-intensive faculty that also gives access to international research.

Academically, the programme of study is linked to the field of computer technology and informatics. It may also, however, include interdisciplinary fields of research where the main profile is within computer technology and informatics.

The main fields within computer science and informatics consist of, among other things, research on user interfaces, data base technology, computer architecture, graphics, artificial intelligence, information systems, operating systems, programming, visual data processing, image and video processing and system development.

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The PhD programme is a three-year programme that is normally based on a five-year master’s degree or some other equal education. The programme consists of a coursework section of 30 ECTS credits and a doctoral thesis. 

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The PhD education is the highest level of education in Norway. A doctoral degree in Computer Science gives innumerable exciting career path opportunities in academia, business and industry and the public sector.

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The conditions for admission to a PhD programme are that funding is in place and that a five-year higher education programme, or some other equal education, has been successfully completed.

The grade requirement is B or better from master’s programmes and C or better from bachelor’s programmes.

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If you have any questions about PhD studies, please get in touch with our counselors. They can answer academic and administrative questions about the PhD studies.

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