Details about entry requirements, the application process and how to apply.
We are looking for highly motivated students with a demonstrable interest in their research topic and in working in an interdisciplinary environment. Not only are we inclusive of all types of people, we are actively searching for diversity to build a more comprehensive basis from which to generate positive innovation in AI. To achieve this, we need consider diversity beyond academic achievements. We are looking for a range of individuals with different experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds who are willing to share their understanding and learn collaboratively to collectively become specialists with perspective.
We recruit on the basis of potential: We look beyond the name of a university or academic achievements to assess individual candidates on what they could bring to the melting pot of ideas and how the centre can nourish and cultivate that potential.
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, then apply here!
You should have a first class or strong second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent in computer science, engineering, social sciences, policy research, psychology, or a related subject.
Normally, you will also need to have taken a mathematics course or a quantitative methods course at university or have at least grade B in A level maths or international equivalent.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.
UKRI-funded ART-AI CDT studentships are available on a competition basis for up to 4 years. Funding will cover tuition fees and maintenance at the national doctoral stipend rate (£15,609 per annum in 2021/22, increased annually in line with the GDP deflator). We will offer at least ten studentships for 2021 entry, up to three of which can be awarded to international students.
We also welcome applications from candidates who can source their own funding.
Applications for 2021 entry are open. Self-funded applications are accepted year-round. Applicants seeking UKRI funding should apply early as places are competitive and offers are made from January onwards. Applications for funded places received after 25 February will only be considered if funding is available.
Application forms should be submitted online and be accompanied by a research proposal.
On the application form you will need to provide:
You will need to upload:
If you are an international student you should also provide:
Your research proposal may not necessarily be the research you will end up pursuing in the CDT, but gives the selection panel the opportunity to assess your suitability for the programme and your research potential. Research proposals should be about 1,000 words in length and include:
Please feel free to either:
From time to time, we advertise specific projects on FindAPhD.com. If you applying for a specific project, please make this clear in your research proposal. When applying for an advertised project, it is still important to submit a research proposal to provide evidence of your approach to and suitability for the project.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Zoom.