If you want to learn more about the 4-year integrated PhD programme at the University of Bath’s UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence (ART-AI), you can view our Webinar, recorded on the 9th March 2022.
The webinar is presented by Dr Marina De Vos (Director of Training) and it’s a great opportunity to find answers to your questions. It will tell you more about the fully-funded studentships available, the programme structure including the MRes year, PhD projects, working with industry and other partners, ART-AI academics, entry requirements and tips for applying. In addition, please see some FAQ’s below:
When is the application deadline?
We assess applications on a rolling basis and make offers from January onwards. Applicants are advised to apply early as applications are closed when all spaces are filled.
If you apply for an advertised research project, do you still have to submit a research proposal document?
Yes. By submitting a research proposal you are demonstrating to us that you have understood and considered the project.
Does the research proposal have to match the project that I’m applying for?
Preferably, yes. You may apply for multiple projects or submit a related proposal but you will be at a competitive advantage if you submit a proposal directly related to the project you are applying for.
How detailed does the research proposal have to be?
How locked in are you to the research proposal?
As your PhD progresses, it is natural for your research to take different directions. Your research proposal may be updated to reflect this.
Are there fees-only studentships?
No. Our scholarships will cover the full tuition fee (both home and international) but we are not able to offer fees-only scholarships.
If I’m paying my own fees, are there any fee reductions I can apply for?
No. We have some information about funding at https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/find-funding-for-doctoral-research/. Our tuition fees for self-funders are detailed at https://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/faculty-of-science-postgraduate-research-tuition-fees-2022-23/. There is also guidance on typical living expenses at https://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/money-advice-for-international-and-eu-students/.
Can I express interest in multiple projects or apply to more than one project?
Yes, however you will not be able to submit more than one application form and so you will need to make clear in your personal statement and any uploaded supporting documentation that you are interested in more than one project.
Are there part-time options?
A part-time PhD takes longer overall. We prefer you to be able to complete the PhD as a full-time option. However, if there is a good reason why you would want to undertake a PhD part-time, please do apply highlighting this reason.
Can I start full-time and then move to part-time later on (or vice versa)?
Please see above. This is possible if there is a good reason to do so.
How do partner placements fit within the programme?
Partner placements and internships are optional but encouraged. Most students undertake these for up to 6 months at a time, usually during their second or third year.