Fully-Funded PhD in Computer Science
COMPUTER SCIENCE: FULLY FUNDED EPSRC CDT PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN ENHANCING HUMAN INTERACTIONS AND COLLABORATIONS WITH DATA AND INTELLIGENCE DRIVEN SYSTEMS (RS185)
Funding provider: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Subject area: Computer Science
Project start date:
- 1 October 2023 (Enrolment open from mid-September)
Supervisors: Professor Matt Jones, Dr Simon Robinson, Dr Jen Pearson
Aligned programme of study: Enhancing Human Collaborations and Interactions with Data and Intelligence-Driven Systems, CDT Integrated MSc and PhD
Mode of study: Full or Part-time study is possible.
In order to change the world, we need people who are dedicated to conducting top-tier research that focuses on enhancing human potential via the use of data-driven and intelligence-enabled platforms. An integrated Masters is part of the 4-year curriculum.
Successful candidates will use a people-first mindset to drive thrilling, daring, and significant scientific breakthroughs while collaborating with a rich and diverse range of industrial, public, and third sector partners, such as Facebook, Tata, Ordnance Survey, Amicus Therapeutics, NHS, and Google.
The £32.5 million state-of-the-art Computational Foundry at Swansea University is home to the Centre, which is supported by the EPSRC, the top science and engineering funding agency in the UK.
Members of our Centre will be nurtured by multidisciplinary supervisors who are globally leading research agendas in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Management, Medicine and Social Care and Law.
Candidates should have an aptitude and ability in computational thinking and methods including the ability to write software or enthusiasm to learn how to do so. While such aptitude might be evidenced by a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering, we are building a community that aspires to have a high degree of diversity of perspective.
So, if you have a background in Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; Law; Management for instance, please be encouraged to apply.
For future AI and big data technologies to serve society and the economy effectively, they will need to be created and critiqued by a diverse and wide set of perspectives as possible: we welcome applications from anyone who feels they can help in the mission of the Centre.
This year, we have 11 fully funded places (fees plus maintenance stipend set at the UKRI rate, currently £17,668 per annum for 2022/23 for full-time students, updated each year). Places are also available for those in receipt of four-year external funding.
CDT studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have an aptitude and ability in computational thinking and methods including the ability to write software or enthusiasm to learn how to do so. While such aptitude might be evidenced by a degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics, we are building a community that aspires to have a high degree of diversity of perspective.
So, if you have a background in the Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; Law; Management, etc. then please be encouraged to apply. The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 undergraduate degree or Swansea University recognised equivalent. See ‘country specific information for European and international applicants (available at the bottom of the page)’.
For non-native English language speakers, an IELTS average score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element is required. Please see the University’s English Language requirements.
These scholarships are open to candidates of any nationality.
Please note that the programme requires some applicants to hold ATAS clearance, further details on ATAS scheme eligibility are available on the UK Government website.
ATAS clearance IS NOT required to be held as part of the scholarship application process, successful award winners (as appropriate) are provided with details as to how to apply for ATAS clearance in tandem with scholarship course offer.
Pending Qualification Study
To meet University concurrent study regulations, current study is required to be awarded/completed (as appropriate) prior to the course/scholarship start date, 25 September 2023. This date supersedes any current course of study schedule/submission deadlines. Fully-Funded PhD in Computer Science
NB: If you are holding a non-UK degree, please see Swansea University degree comparisons to find out if you meet the eligibility.
If you have any questions regarding your academic or fee eligibility based on the above, please email email@example.com with the web-link to the scholarship(s) you are interested in.
These scholarships cover the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend (currently £17,668 per annum for 2022/23 for full-time students, updated each year).
Additional research expenses will also be available.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete your application online with the following information:
- Course choice – please select Computer Science / Ph.D. / Full-time / 3 Year / OctoberIn the event you have already applied for the above programme previously, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent application, in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org where staff will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.
- Start year – please select 2023
- Funding (page 8) –
- ‘Are you funding your studies yourself?’ – please select No
- ‘Name of Individual or organisation providing funds for study’ – please enter ‘RS185 – 1&3 EHI’
Please be aware that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration for the scholarship grant. It is the applicant’s obligation to correctly include the necessary information when applying.
Applications cannot be taken into consideration if they list more than one Swansea University led research scholarship grant; only one application is needed per unique Swansea University led research scholarship award.
Please fill out the following to show your support for Swansea University’s dedication to fostering an inclusive environment and celebrating diversity:
You MUST submit the following files as part of your online application; do not send them via email.
- Degree certificates and transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
- A statement no longer than 2 pages of A4 in length that explains why you want to join our Centre and what you will bring to our community. You should outline the sorts of AI and big data challenges you are interested in and which of our challenging contexts that particularly appeal to you. You do not need to specify a detailed research plan at this time though as this will be shaped during the first year.
- Two references (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the Swansea University reference form. Please note that we are not able to accept references received citing private email accounts, e.g. Hotmail. Referees should cite their employment email address for verification of reference.
- Evidence of meeting English Language requirement (if applicable).
- Copy of UK resident visa (if applicable) Fully-Funded PhD in Computer Science
For an informal discussion about your application, please contact the Centre Director, Professor Matt Jones (Director-Enhance-CDT@swansea.ac.uk). For other enquiries please contact CDT Project Manager, Dr Sherryl Bellfield (email@example.com).
*External Partner Application Data Sharing – Please note that as part of the scholarship application selection process, application data sharing may occur with external partners outside of the University, when joint/co- funding of a scholarship project is applicable.
Deadline for applications: 1 March 2023
Source /More information: Official Website HERE.