Systems and Networks Research Group
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PhD students

The Systems and Networks Research Group invites applications for the PhD programme from computer science graduates with the ambition to shape the future of networked computer systems. Admission is highly competitive. We take on roughly four or five PhD students each year.

How to apply.

If you want to apply for a PhD, you should first read through the research interests of the faculty, and contact the researcher whose interests match yours. Don't expect much response from a general query; you are much more likely to impress if you show that you have read about our interests and thought about a research topic. The next step is for you to follow the standard UCL application procedure.


There are various schemes to make funding available for highly talented and motivated students, regardless of their country of origin.

Research associates

A research associate is a researcher who is usually appointed on a fixed-term contact typically ranging from a year to three years. We have both graduate and postdoctoral research associates, and a number of our graduate research fellows are registered for part-time PhDs.