E&T PhD studentship (Mobile) - Studentship & Funding opportunities - University of Derby

PhD Studentship in Department of Electronic, Mathematics and Computing

College of Engineering and Technology, University of Derby

Qualification type:



Derby, UK

Funding amount:

£14,553 stipend pa + UK home tuition fees


Full Time


Placed on:

9 February 2018


16 March 2018


w/c 9 April 2018

Start date:

1 May 2018

Department of Electronic, Mathematics and Computing

One funded full time traditional route PhD studentship is available as part of the University’s wider investment for the next Research Assessment Framework (REF). Building upon its successes in REF 2014, the Department of Electronic, Mathematics and Computing aims to deliver a 3* performance equivalent to internationally excellent level in the next round of REF assessment (expected in 2021). The studentship covers tuition fee to the UK home/EU level and provide a tax-free stipend of at least £14,553 pa for 3 years subject to satisfactory progress. The start date is May 2018 or soon after.

The research project is going to Design and Implement Innovative Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Service Support platform, which could be utilized into different fields, such as data science, game, education, etc. The research project will be conducted within a research team at College of Engineering and Technology, The University of Derby comprising academics, post-doctoral researchers, and technical staff. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities at the University which has a strong multidisciplinary approach to research and innovation.

Teaching responsibilities

Prospective candidates will also have a post graduate teaching assistant (PGTA) status within the College. On average over a calendar year a PGTA should be prepared to spend a maximum of 250 hours on teaching-related duties. These duties include teaching contact, preparation and any assessment. In practice during semesters, which extend for about 24 teaching weeks per year, the PGTA may expect on average to be engaged in teaching-related duties for about 10 hours per week. This teaching-related work will not exceed 20 hours in a week. In addition to days in which no engagement is expected, there should be at least a further 16 weeks each calendar year when the PGTA has no teaching duties. There is no remuneration in respect of these teaching duties. In addition to their teaching duties which automatically contribute towards their teaching development, the successful candidates are also expected to commit a minimum of further 17 hours per week over 45 weeks each year to their programme of personal research.

Entry Requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electronic/Engineering or Mathematic related degree, Master degree is desirable; Strong technical skills in Software Development, mobile app development experience is desirable.

Deadline for applications: Friday 16 March 2018


How to apply:

For details of how to apply, please see the University website at: www.derby.ac.uk/research/degrees/apply

In addition to the documents requested on the website, please also include with your application a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter. Completed applications should be submitted by email to researchoffice@derby.ac.uk, quoting reference E&T_Mobile_PGTA_0318 in the subject line.

Informal enquiries may be address to Dr. Yongjun Zheng at y.zheng@derby.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. If you have not been invited for interview by the interview date, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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.