7 PhD Studentships in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Network Science, and Intelligent Systems

University of Derby, Data Science Research Centre

Funded Data Science research

The University of Derby has made a significant investment to increase research capability in Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining and Network Science. The newly formed Data Science Research Centre invites applications for 7 funded full time Post-Graduate Research Assistantship PhD scholarships, to carry out fundamental as well as multidisciplinary research in a broad range of data science topics.  Particular areas of interest are: artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning, network science, data analytics and visualization, augmented/virtual reality for big data mining, data fusion, intelligent sensing, internet of things, cognitive networking, network simulation, cyber-security, and intelligent systems.

The studentship covers tuition fee to the UK home/EU level and provide a tax-free stipend of at least £15,000 pa for 3 years subject to satisfactory progress. The start date is September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Qualification type 

PhD in Data Science


Data Science Research Centre, University of Derby, Derby, UK

Funding for:

UK and International Students / full scholarship

Funding amount:

£ 15,000 per annum and fees to the home/EU level (3 years)


Full time


31 August 2018

Interview date:

w/c 17 September 2018

The Data Science Research Centre fosters multidisciplinary research across the University of Derby. Our students are co-supervised by two or more well-established academics from different departments (external supervisors from academia and industry are also involved if required by the project).

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2.1 undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related discipline and IELTS 6.5 (if non-English speaking). Excellent programming skills and a strong background in machine learning and/or data mining and/or network science are essential criteria.

To Apply

In order to apply for one of the scholarships please visit the University of Derby's research degree applicants page. Completed applications should be sent to the Research Student Office, at pgrstudentoffice@derby.ac.uk, quoting reference number E&T_Data_PGRA_0818 in the subject line. In addition to the standard application documents, please include a CV and a 1-page research statement describing research scope, motivation and aims.

For informal enquiries, please contact: Prof. Antonio Liotta A.Liotta@derby.ac.uk, Director of Data Science Research Centre. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Studentships are available to UK/EU and International applicants. If your application is successful and you are assessed as Overseas for fees purposes, you will need to pay the difference between the Home/EU fees and the Overseas fees.

If you have not been invited by the interview date, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.