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