A fully-funded PhD studentship: Computer Science/Data Science/Artificial Intelligence


An opportunity to apply for a fully funded PhD within the Computer Science Research Centre within the Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET).

  • Studentship start date: 1 October 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 20 June 2021
  • Interview date: interviews will take place within four weeks after the application deadline

Studentship details

Computer Science Research Centre (CSRC) of the University of the West of England, in partnership with a local business, are pleased to offer this PhD studentship, which aims to use big data and artificial intelligence to better plan and manage the delivery of adult social care.

In particular, the PhD will look into the utilisation of historical care allocation datasets, and real-time datasets to optimise large-scale health/adult care workforce allocations, predict anticipated demands and journey times, and generate planning scenarios. This will be achieved by the application of data science and big data analytics techniques.

Research at the Computer Science Research Centre (CSRC) addresses a wide range of topics relating the implementation in industry of novel and emerging technologies eg data science, the Internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics, and artificial intelligence.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please contact Dr Kamran Munir at Kamran2.Munir@uwe.ac.uk.


The studentship is available from 1 October 2021 for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress, and includes a tax-exempt stipend which is currently around £15,609 per annum.


In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years at home/EU rates.


Applicants must have a good honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, with a research interest in the areas related to data science, data analytics and machine learning.

UK/EU applicants only are eligible for this studentship. International students may apply but due to UK/EU and international students fee differences, the tax-exempt stipend which is currently around £15,600 per annum for UK/EU students will be reduced to around £5,000 per annum for international students.

A recognised English language qualification is required.

How to apply

Please submit your application online. When prompted, use the reference number 2021-OCT-FET07.

Documentation: you will need to upload your Personal Statement or Project Proposal, all your degree certificates and transcripts and proof of English language qualification as attachments to your application, so please have these available when you complete the application form.

Personal Statement or Project Proposal: please explain, in no more than 500 words, how your skillset and experience could contribute to this proposed PhD project.

Referees: you will need to provide details of two referees as part of your application. At least one referee must be an academic referee from the institution that conferred your highest degree. Please ensure that your nominated referees are willing and able to provide references before you submit your application.

Closing date: the closing date for applications is 20 June 2021.




Further information

Interviews will take place within four weeks after the application deadline.