Research

We are involved in a broad range of research areas within the department and across the University.

Research excellence

We are ranked 7th in the country for our research outputs in computer science and informatics according to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

88% of our computer science and informatics research has been judged as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) overall.

Overall, Surrey has risen 12 places in the rankings since 2014 to 33rd in the UK for our research quality.

What we are researching

We have a number of research areas within each of our three research centres and groups. We also have our affiliated centre, the Digital World Research Centre.

Publications

View our research papers on the Surrey Research Insight website or take a look at our staff pages to see individual publications.

Projects

We have a range of research projects that our staff and students are involved with that will help impact the world around us and improve our way of life.

Studentships

Engineering science for health studentships

Funding information:

UKRI-aligned stipend (£17,668 pa for 2022-23), approved University of Surrey fees and a research budget. An additional bursary of £1,700 per annum for the duration of the studentship will be offered to exceptional candidates.

PhD on Artificial Intelligence for Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Funding information:

A stipend of £19,000 for 22/23, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home rate fee allowance of £4,596 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). The studentship is offered for 3.5 years. For exceptional international candidates, there is the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to cover overseas fees. 

Digital resilience studentships

Funding information:

​The studentship will provide a stipend at UKRI rates (currently £17,668 for 2022/23) and tuition fees for 3.5 years. An additional bursary of £1,700 per annum for the duration of the studentship will be offered to exceptional candidates.