ART-AI PhD Training Programme

Our 4-year integrated PhD programme will train you to be “specialists with perspectives”, with AI skills as well as a broader understanding of the engineering applications of AI and the ethical, policy and socio-economic consequences of intelligent technologies.

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Key themes include:

  • transparency and intelligibility of AI
  • risk and decision making with AI
  • safety and trust in human-machine systems
  • policy-making with and for AI
  • innovation in data-driven and classical AI
  • engineering applications of AI
  • diversity and bias in AI
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Programme structure

You’ll combine deep training in a specialism which builds on your background, capabilities and aims, with integrated training across the breadth of disciplines. The course is designed around a 4-year full-time programme of study, starting in late September/early October each year, where students progress together as a cohort. Applicants are expected to be available for full-time study although a part-time option is available at the discretion of the CDT directors, depending on the needs of the student and the project.

Before the programme starts

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to come to Bath to meet your peer mentor, first year supervisor and the director of training. They will prepare a tailored pre-arrival training programme based around reading lists and online materials.

During the visit we will also co-create a first year study programme based on your academic background, experience and expertise, and research interests.

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