Computer Science

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim–Gjøvik

Computer Science

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

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  • PhD

  • Full-time
  • Open-ended Application deadline

Computer Science

About Computer Science

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.


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.

Job prospects

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.

Programme components

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.


Facts (PHCOS)


Degree: PhD
Programme code: PHCOS
Duration: 3 years

Campus: Trondheim and Gjøvik
Application deadline: Continuous

Department of Computer Science Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering



Administrative contact:
Randi Holvik

Academic contacts:
Trondheim: Gunnar Tufte
Gjøvik: Marius Pedersen

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