PhD Studentship: Computer Science/Software Engineering

Brunel University London - College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

Applications are invited for one full-time PhD Studentships within the Department of Computer Sciences funded by the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS). The PhD studentship is for a period of three (3) years effective 1st January 2017.  The successful applicant will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £16,296 plus payment of their full time Home/EU tuition fees.


Applicants will have or be expected to receive a 2:1 or 1st class degree in an Computer Science, Software Engineering, Informatics or related discipline. A Masters qualification is an advantage but not essential. 

Project Details

Applicants should submit the documents below to be considered for a research project in software engineering. The project will be in the area of software defects, in particular the analysis of Java code defects. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong technical background in Java. Experience and/or interest in data analysis techniques or machine learning techniques in relation to software engineering would be an advantage. Alternatively experience and/or interest in human factors in relation to software engineering would also be an advantage. The PhD will be based with the internationally renowned Brunel Software Engineering Lab (BSEL) more information on which can be found at:

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Tracy Hall via  

How to Apply

Please e-mail your application comprising of all the documents listed below to by Noon on Monday 31st October 2016:

  • Your up-to-date CV;
  • A one A4 page personal statement setting out why you are a suitable candidate (i.e.: your skills and experience);
  • A copy of your degree certificate(s) and transcript (s);
  • Names and contact details for two academic referees;
  • Evidence of English language capability to IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all sections), if applicable

Interviews will take place during November 2016.  

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