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Data Science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 218 Data Science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

A PhD in Data Science will help you gain expertise in the areas of data collection, storage, cleaning and analysis. You can also focus on areas such as predictive modelling and collaboration with other fields to extract value from the data.

What's it like to do a PhD in Data Science?

Data Science is a field that is constantly evolving. The quantity of data produced every day is increasing and so is the need for professionals who can help make sense of it. A PhD in Data Science will help you do just that. You will be researching into a particular problem in Data Science or developing new techniques to handle data.

Some popular research topics in Data Science include:

  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Natural language processing
  • Text mining
  • Cyber security

Your research might involve writing a thesis or producing a portfolio of academic publications. You will be advised to read certain amount of material during your PhD. You will also be required to complete a compulsory research training module during your first year.

To be able to complete a PhD in Data Science, you will need to work under the guidance of a supervisor who will help you with your research and provide guidance on writing your thesis.

A PhD in Data Science takes between 3-4 years to complete. If you are doing a PhD that entails writing a thesis, you will also have to submit an 80,000-word thesis at the end of your programme.

Entry requirements

In most countries, entry requirements for a PhD in Data Science will involve having a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You might also be asked to show proficiency in the language of instruction in your programme.

You might also need some professional experience in Data Science.

PhD in Data Science funding options

In the UK, a PhD in Data Science will most likely have funding attached to it. This means you could have a full tuition fee waiver and a monthly living cost stipend. If you are applying for a PhD that has funding attached, you will automatically be considered for funding if your application is successful.

PhD in Data Science careers

Data Science is a constantly growing field with a lot of opportunities in sectors such as finance, technology and medicine. You can also find opportunities in teaching and research. If you want to continue your career as a data scientist, you can find opportunities in sectors like business intelligence or predictive modelling.

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Computational Light Microscopy — Making the Invisible Visible

Light is a most versatile tool to study life. Optical microscopy opens a unique window into the inner workings of biological development without interfering with its delicate processes. Read more

Deep learning and bioinformatics approaches for personalised medicine

An exciting opportunity to work within a highly multidisciplinary group at the Biomedical AI and Data Science Lab ( at the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences to develop new computational pathology approaches to improve cancer patient treatment and diagnosis. Read more
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Sharing reproducible analyses in Big Healthcare Data Infrastructures

An exciting new research collaboration between Health Data Research UK and the University of Manchester is funding a UK PhD studentship within the Department of Computer Science. Read more

Development of Multimodal AI-based Sensor System for Older Individuals (MAISON)

At the University of Toronto Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, we thrive on the challenge to create better outcomes in health care — locally, nationally and across the globe. Read more

Learning a universal biomolecular force field

Molecular dynamics has been successful in obtaining biological insights by simulating the motion of biomolecules. Increases in compute power mean that simulations will soon reach the time scales on which much of biology happens. Read more

PhD Studentship in System Services in 100% Renewable Grids

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship, to be undertaken as part of the project “System Services in 100% Renewable Grids” at Imperial College London (Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department). Read more

Adaptive Interaction Techniques in Mixed Reality

Mixed reality (MR) embeds virtual content in the real world. Many believe MR is the next big ubiquitous computing paradigm that will replace the smartphone – and big tech companies are investing heavily in the development of MR-based headsets. Read more

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