PhD studentships in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

Applications are invited for full-time PhD studentships in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems starting in the academic year 2017/18.

Two studentships are available:

  • One fully funded studentship covering fees at Home/EU rate, plus an annual stipend of £16,553
  • One studentship covering fees only at Home/EU rate

Applications for part-time study may be considered, at an appropriate pro-rata rate and extended duration.

Closing date for applications: 2 May 2017

The studentships are open to full-time home, EU and international students. Candidates must submit both a college application form for a place in the MPhil/PhD programme and the application for a studentship. Candidates will be considered for admission first, and for the award only after they have been offered a place in the programme.

Who is eligible?

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in computing, or in a branch of science or engineering with strong numerical ability and programming skills.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is a world-class centre of expertise in knowledge representation and data management, algorithms, verification and software, machine learning and data science. The Department also has major interdisciplinary activities in life sciences informatics, data analytics, and technology-enhanced learning.

Candidates should submit a research proposal in one of the research areas mentioned above, which will be judged by a panel, and attend an interview either in person or online.

Application, detailed CV, including details of programming experience, transcripts of previous studies, research proposal, and research statement should be submitted online through the webpage: http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/research/pursuing-a-research-degree/applications-for-a-research-degree/

How to apply

Candidates must submit both a college application form for a place in the MPhil/PhD programme (please see How to apply for an MPhil/PhD – http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/research/pursuing-a-research-degree/applications-for-a-research-degree/ ) and a studentship application form .

Candidates will be considered for admission first, and for the award after they have been offered a place onto the programme.

If you are thinking of applying, please visit first our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage: http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/research/pursuing-a-research-degree/faq/

and the PhD programme webpage: http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/research/pursuing-a-research-degree/the-phd-programme/

For information about the Department research activities, please visit: http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/research/research-groups/

For queries regarding the studentships available within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, please email: [email protected]

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