June 19, 2008

Sixteen (Yes 16!) PhD studentships available in Computer Science

Filed under: Uncategorized — Duncan Hull @ 3:45 pm
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EinstongueThe School of Computer Science of the University of Manchester has up to 16 studentships to offer to highly motivated research students who wish to start a PhD in September 2008 (in exceptional circumstances the start date can be deferred until April 2009). The studentships pay tuition fees and a stipend to cover living expenses for 3 years.

In 2008/09, the stipend will be £12940 per year for students who were UK residents in the 3 years before the start of the PhD, or between £10352 and £12940 per year for students who were not UK residents in the same period and cannot demonstrate a relevant connection to the UK. The stipend is expected to rise in subsequent years. Because of conditions associated with this funding, these studentships are open to students eligible for home fees only; this includes UK and EU nationals.

The School of Computer Science of the University of Manchester is one of the leading Schools in the UK renowned for the excellence of its research. The international reputation of its research reflects on its top 5* rating in the last national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which places the School among the best 6 Computer Science Departments in the UK (the other five are Cambridge, Imperial, Southampton, York and Edinburgh). The School has a vibrant research environment with more than 150 PhD students, 90 research staff and 70 academic staff.

The studentships can cover research on any Computer Science topic. The School has a wide spectrum of research activities in a number of subject areas, ranging from engineering and systems to theory, technology and applications including many interdisciplinary activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Advanced Processor Technology
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Electronics
  • Formal methods
  • Information management
  • Machine learning and optimisation
  • Software Systems
  • Data and Text Mining
  • Advanced Interfaces
  • Computer Vision

See research groups for a more detailed overview of the research activities of the School. Two of the studentships, in particular, must relate to research in areas of interest to the Medical Research Council. See also related research studentships at the Manchester Biocentre in systems biology.

If you are interested, you are encouraged to approach potential supervisors and suggest a possible PhD topic. A list of members of the academic staff with their research interests is available from the list of Computer Science staff (potential supervisors).

To submit an application, please follow the instructions available from the Postgraduate Research Applications page. All applications will be processed in two phases. In the first phase, your qualifications will be considered and, if approved, you will receive an offer for a place in our PhD programme. In the second phase, you will be considered for funding. Processing of applications for funding will commence on June 20th. Applications submitted after this date will be considered only if there are still places remaining. Applicants who have already submitted an application and are eligible for these studentships will be considered automatically.


  1. I Completed MSc Informatics by Research from University of Bradford. My research topic was concentrated on data warehouse (a DSS ), particularly integration of data from multiple sources for Disaster Management System. In short i worked on data integration from heterogeneous sources which I done successfully, now i am interested to to make them presentable, more useful for user. Therefore I am interested in data mining. I hope Sir, you may consider my application as an overseas student for said PhD program.

    With best regards
    Bradford UK

    Comment by Aurangzebv — August 26, 2008 @ 6:28 am | Reply

  2. …sorry, you can’t apply here, but you can at the postgraduate applications page

    Comment by Duncan — August 26, 2008 @ 6:35 am | Reply

  3. Hi,

    I am on my 2nd year of MSC in Computer Vision and Robotics and will finish my MSC in Late may 2009 and I would be interested in joining your research team hence forth. However, I am not an EU/UK student and would like to know about my eligibility for the Computer Vision studentship.

    Kind Regards.

    Comment by Benson — September 22, 2008 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  4. Benson, have a look at http://www.orsas.ac.uk/ and contact potential supervisors in Computer Vision and Robotics, see http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/research/

    Comment by Duncan — September 22, 2008 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

  5. I graduated Master’s in Computer Science in the year of 2008 March. Obtained 83 Percentile from Anna University, Tamilnadu, Chennai, India. During my studies I became very interested in the sustainable development of Building data warehouses and their associated business intelligence (BI) applications requires integrating data from multiple sources and its principles and associated tools that allow the evaluation of potential risks and their prevention.

    Once I completed my Masters degree, I focused my Research career on the development of ETL Tools namely in companies related to Information Technology industry. As I have always been involved with this particular industry, I became aware of the interesting and challenging connection between Data warehousing, Data mining, Data cleaning and Data Quality issues has the potential to cause severe impacts on the Larger data handling applications.
    Can I apply for PhD studentships in data and text mining

    Comment by priyatharshini — March 7, 2009 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  6. Priyatharshini, to submit an application, please follow the instructions available from the Postgraduate Research Applications page.

    Comment by Duncan — March 10, 2009 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

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