[DL] PhD Studentships in Artificial Intelligence

Renate Schmidt Renate.Schmidt at manchester.ac.uk
Thu Feb 9 19:02:44 CET 2017

		      University of Manchester, UK
			Available for 2017 entry

		  Application deadline: 17 March 2017

The University of Manchester boasts one of the most innovative and
successful schools of computer science in the world. Manchester saw the
birth of computer science, with the creation of the world's first
stored-program computer. We continue to work on pioneering research
including cutting-edge image processing software, new technologies to
exploit the power of the web, medical imaging software and low-power
chip design.

In REF2014, the most recent research assessment, we were ranked in the
top 5% in the UK (4th out of 89 submissions) based on GPA for Computer
Science and Informatics. REF2014 also assessed that The University of
Manchester is the best environment in the UK for computer science and
informatics research, and 94% of our research was classed as
"world-leading" (4*) or "internationally excellent" (3*). All of our
impact case studies were ranked 3* and 4*, which puts us joint-top for
research impact.

The School of Computer Science is pleased to announce the following
fully-funded studentships for September 2017 entry:


The James Elson Studentship Award in Artificial Intelligence will
provide an outstanding candidate with fees and an enhanced stipend to
carry out a 3-year PhD research project relating to Artificial
Intelligence, for September 2017 entry. This studentship has been
established as a result of a bequest from James Elson, who passed away
in 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Last year we awarded a James
Elson Studentship in Cancer Research due to the nature of James'
illness; this year the studentship focus is on Artificial Intelligence -
the area of James' MEng dissertation whilst here at Manchester. The
James Elson studentships are available for UK and EU nationals eligible
to pay 'Home' fees. A list of eligible projects and further information
about this studentship can be found on the School of Computer Science


The deadline for this studentship is Friday 17th March.


A number of School studentships are available for UK and EU nationals
for both 3-year PhD and the 4-year CDT PhD programmes in Computer

The 3-year PhD studentships pay all tuition fees and a stipend award for
3 years. Applicants must be eligible to pay 'home' fees. There will
normally be opportunities to undertake some teaching, in the form of
laboratory demonstration. A number of fees-only studentships are also
available for international students. The School supports mid-year as
well as the standard September entry point.  

The 4-year CDT PhD studentships are offered through our Centre for
Doctoral Training, and are available for applicants eligible to pay
'home' fees. The programme consists of an initial 'foundation period' of
six months of taught components, followed by a 3.5 year period of
focused PhD level research, carried out under the supervision of a PhD
supervisor or team of supervisors.


Further information about these studentships can be found on the Funding
section of the School of Computer Science website


For further information about PhD study, funding and admissions, please
contact our Postgraduate Research admissions team:
pgr-compsci at manchester.ac.uk or +44(0)161 275 0699.

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