Scholarship for study of MSc in Computing (by Research) on stipend

The School of Computing is offering an opportunity to study MSc in Computing by Research (part-time) on stipend in January 2018. The position involves working as a software developer for the newly established Buckingham Medical School and at the same time conduct research in one chosen area of applied computing on part-time basis over two years. The scholarship will cover the tuition fees for the MSc in Computing (by Research) of £7,500 and an annual stipend of £15,000 per annum (tax-free) for two years.

The Medical School has been developing its EMER database system that acts as the central data repository in supporting academic and student mentoring activities in the School. As the functions of the database expanding and the usability of the system’s front-end improving, the EMER development team urgently needs a talented and skilled software developer to join their team and play an important role in the further development of the EMER software. The Department of Applied Computing is a research-active department engaged in research into cutting-edge technology in computer vision, data science, machine learning, multimedia and wireless communications.

Entry requirements

The ideal candidate should hold a BSc degree in computer science with a minimum classification of 2:1 or above. He / she must be enthusiastic about new technologies and applications and demonstrate a strong desire and capability to learn new things. On the technical side, the candidate should demonstrate good knowledge and experience in database systems and design, software analysis and design in addition to strong programming skills. Knowledge of SQL, MySQL, PHP scripting, Java scripting, JQuery, and web page design are essential. Experience of using web application development framework (e.g. Laravel) and front-end Java scripting are desirable.

The candidate must be a good problem solver and an effective team player and possess good communication skills required for interacting with clients of all levels within and outside the Medical School. The ideal candidate must be well-motivated, self-reliant and reliable, and must be well organised and be able to work towards tight deadlines. He / she should be confident and willing to take own initiatives.

Contact details

For initial enquiries, please contact our admissions staff on  For further enquiries, please contact Mr Hongbo Du on

How to apply

Online application can be made by following the ‘Apply Now’ link on the course information page: Please note the following in the personal statement section: “MSc by Research on Stipend”.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 5 February.