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We have 293 Data Science PhD Research Projects PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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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Theory of Diffusion Models

The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project in the. Department of Computer Science. commencing in October 2023. Read more

Machine Learning Scientist (PhD)

The Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (RCPE) is a global leader in pharmaceutical engineering sciences. We help our partners create and manufacture advanced medicines for patients worldwide through optimizing products and processes. Read more

Join Our Team and Shape the Future: Exciting PhD Projects in AI, Control Systems, Data science, and Robotics

Do you want to become a trained talent? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects? Join our team at Leeds Beckett University and be a part of our mission to advance data science, artificial intelligence and control system design. Read more
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Combining passive acoustic and biotelemetry data for studying marine mammals

Supervisory Team.   Paul White, Jonathan Bull and Ryan Reisinger. Ecosystem function weakening due to reduction in top predator numbers is a first order global problem. Read more

Responsible Crowdsourced Data Labelling for AI

Data is just as important as algorithms to use AI effectively and responsibly. Many AI and other data-intensive technologies use microtask crowdsourcing extensively to collect, curate, and enrich the data they need. Read more

Neural Networks for Complex Dynamical Systems

Details. Dynamical systems are often solved/integrated by a suitable numerical discretisation method in such a way that certain properties of the underlying systems will be preserved. Read more

Big data and artificial intelligence in inflammatory bowel disease; personalising care through genomics, prediction, and clinical data integration

This PhD will use computer science and programming skills to integrate ‘Big data’, digital healthcare records and genomics, to develop and test tools that guide clinical decisions for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Read more

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