Horizon Creating Our Lives in Data Centre for Doctoral Training

The Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) offers 13 places on the four-year research programme, Creating Our Lives in Data, which focuses on researching personal data and the traces we leave behind. This data is now a major business and societal asset and can reveal a wealth of information about our habits, behaviours, preferences, relationships and emotions. 

Programme overview

The PhD programme accepts applicants from a wide range of backgrounds including computer science, engineering, mathematics, human factors, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science and the arts. 

The course consists of taught modules, annual summer schools, retreats and a three month internship taken with one of the CDT’s partner organisations.


All home students and others eligible for full funding will receive a stipend of £16,800 per annum for 2018 entry, a laptop and their tuition fees paid. 

In addition, all agreed research costs will be supported by the CDT.

Entry requirements

To apply, you will need a first or upper-second-class honours degree or MSc in a relevant subject. 

How to apply

To apply, please visit the Horizon website for current opportunities.

This information has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.


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