PhD Studentship, Department of Computer Science

Egham, United Kingdom
08 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Computer Science

Location:      Egham
Closing Date:      Monday 29 April 2019

Starting date of scholarships: September 2019

The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London is offering two funded PhD Studentships. You may apply to study any topic, but you need to contact and obtain the support of a potential supervisor in the department before you apply.

The department does internationally recognised research in Algorithms and Applications, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Distributed and Global Computing, Software Language Engineering, and Type Theory.

The studentships are for three years. The stipend will be approx £17,000 per year, plus a Home/EU fee waiver. The Department also funds students to present their work at international conferences. Research students are expected to undertake demonstrating and teaching tasks for a limited number of hours so as not to interfere with their studies. They will be invited to take the Certificate in Teaching Skills offered by the University, which is a recognised teaching qualification.

Applicants are expected to have obtained a good degree in Computer Science or a cognate discipline, and must obtain the support of a potential supervisor in the Department prior to submitting an application.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, follow the link here:

About Computer Science at Royal Holloway:The Department is one of the UK's leading centres for research into Computer Science. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), we ranked 11th in the UK for the quality of our research output, with over 32% of our publications recognised as world leading, and a further 55% internationally excellent. Theory that we develop leads to the design and building of novel practical computing systems, and their application in the real world.  Research students enjoy a lively research culture and are fully involved in the research activities of the Department (and share their successes).  The Department also funds students to present their work at international conferences.

For further details of the Department of Computer Science see our web site The positions are based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

As the result of a charitable bequest, this year we also offer the Roy Edwards Award of £3000, to one new PhD student in the department: the purpose of this award is to encourage a student who could not otherwise contemplate any further study of Computer Science at postgraduate research level. Students awarded the Departmental Scholarships will be among those eligible to apply for the Roy Edwards Award.

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.