The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment (CEBE) is based at our City Centre Campus in Millennium Point. Research is vital to our University: it enables us to contribute new knowledge, underpins our creative and enterprise thinking and ensures we are delivering leading-edge teaching. Our researchers are making significant discoveries and partnering local, national and global organisations to find solutions to contemporary commercial, scientific and social issues. Many of our academic staff engage in research and/or professional practice, and we have a thriving community of postgraduate research students.
The School of Computing and Digital Technology (based within CEBE) currently has PhD Studentships available in a number of specialist areas that present exciting opportunities to join and study with us. Please refer to the details below for further information regarding each available research project.
PhD Classic Doctoral Training Grant Funding Information
This 36 month (3 year) fully-funded PhD Studentship, in-line with the Research Council values, comprises a tax-free stipend of £15,609 per annum (paid monthly). The bursary is renewable annually for up to 36 months in total, subject to you making satisfactory progression within your PhD research.
This funding model also includes a FT Home fees studentship (£4,500 for 2021-22) for up to 3 years, subject to you making satisfactory progression within your PhD research.
This opportunity is open to UK, EU and International applicants. All applicants will receive the same stipend irrespective of fee status, however international applicants will be required to meet the difference in fee costs from their own funds.
Information for International Applicants
International applicants must submit a valid English language qualification, such as International English Language Test System (Academic IELTS) or equivalent with an overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0. Further details can be found here.
Deadline for Applications
Formal applications should be made on the University's online application form, which can be found under the 'How to Apply' tab of the PhD course page. The form should be accompanied by an initial research proposal of 1,000-2,500 words (fully referenced) explaining your ideas about the topic and how it might be studied - this allows us to match your ideas with staff experience and interests.
To discuss the application process please contact DRC.CEBE@bcu.ac.uk.
If you are applying for one of the below studentships please ensure you include the Project Code on your proposal. To allow due consideration of applications please ensure you submit your application by 23:59 25th April 2021 for a September start, unless specified in the studentship itself. See below for details of active studentships.