Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science in The University of Waikato

Last Updated on April 20, 2021 by West Highlander

The University of Waikato

Campus: Hamilton

Duration: 4 years

Intake: February

*Fee: NZ$38,475.00 per year with domestic annual fee NZ $6,711 approx

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The University of Waikato is globally recognized for the research that is done especially in Computer Science region.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is done under the surveillance of at least two staff members of the University of Waikato’s Research Department. A PhD can also be presented in two manners as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component. The research is sole work of the student for which the candidate has to write the thesis with the intention that papers may be published

Doing research in Computer Science at the University of Waikato, you’ll have to deal with software systems and dive into the interaction that happens between the people and systems. You’ll also acknowledge the research on other software developed. This chance is given by the University of Waikato, that is among the world’s best in computer science, and offers the largest range of advanced computer science courses in New Zealand.

Career Opportunities:

  • Web Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Network Architect
  • Computer Animator
  • Mobile App Master
  • Data Miner
  • Usability Architect
    Eligibility criteria:


    A bachelors with honours or masters degree with a research component of at least 30 points and have achieved at least Second Class Honours (First Division) or Distinction.

    English Proficiency Requirement

    1. IELTS 6.5 score overall no less than 6.0 in writing especially.
    2. iBT (internet based) TOEFL – 90 with a score of 22 in writing
    3. Pearson PTE Academic – 65 with no less than 58 for each communicative skill

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