British University in Dubai
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
The programme qualifies the PhD holders to work in academic institutions as professors, and work in the industry as consultants. Full time students can finish the programme in 3 years while dedicated part-time students can finish in 4 years. Welcome to the PhD in Computer Science Programme The programme has been developed to meet the growing needs of professionals in the UAE who have already achieved their Masters degree and now wish to pursue higher ambitions and achieve the highest academic qualification while continuing to live and work in the UAE. The demand for academics in CS and related areas is growing as the number of higher education programmes in these areas continues to grow. More generally, there is an international and regional need for advanced CS capacity. The programme qualifies the PhD holders to work in academic institutions as professors, and work in the industry as consultants. Full time students can finish the programme in 3 years while dedicated part-time students can finish in 4 years. Proposal Guidelines Advice on writing a research proposal The British University in Dubai PhD application procedure allows you to submit a ‘research proposal’ and with your application. The research proposal may present an original idea that you would like to work on as a PhD student. Alternatively, it may present your own perspective of a PhD project that you have selected from our list. In either case, the research proposal should give your initial impression of the proposed PhD project, a methodology that you believe could be adopted and a brief explanation of why you consider the topic to be important and worth studying. You may discuss your research proposal informally with a potential supervisor to ensure that it is of mutual interest. We use the proposal to assess the quality and originality of your ideas and whether you have a grasp of the relevant background that is sufficient to allow you to undertake the work. It also gives us important information about the perspectives you have on your proposed research area, and how you fit into the research profile overall. We do not specify a maximum or minimum length for the research proposal, but we would prefer it not to be in excess of about 1500 words.In writing a research proposal, you will not be committing yourself to its precise program or methodology. Once you have started to study, you will be able to refine the original proposal in the light of detailed literature review, further consideration of research approaches and comments received from the supervisors (and other academic staff). To write a good research proposal, make sure that your ideas are clearly stated and well focused. Poorly specified or ‘rambling’ proposals will not convince us that you have a clear idea of what you want to do.We suggest that your research proposal be structured as follows:
- Overview of the research - defining the research area and your current perspective of the aims and objectives of your proposed PhD project.
- Positioning of the research - demonstrating your current understanding of the research issues being addressed and why they are important.
- Research design & methodology - identifying the background information that is necessary to carry out the project and the research techniques that you believe could be adopted.