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Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society

Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society

Up to 19 PhD positions are available for 2020 in the ESRC-funded Centre for Data Analytics and Society (CDAS) at the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 4-year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Data Analytics and Society, working on a project which has been developed in conjunction with external organisations. Projects are available across a range of subject areas including Demographics, Transport, Health, Retail, and Politics.

The programme includes an MSc in Data Analytics over the first two years which will provide you with the foundation skills to complete your research project.

The programme will begin in September 2020. An overview of the programme can be found here.

Available projects can be found here.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society

Key elements of CDAS

  • World-leading research in all Data Analytics in Social Science
  • Integrated training in Data Analytics, programming, visualisation and working with industry
  • Learn within an interdisciplinary team of students with different core skills
  • Gain exposure to industry through internships and industrial co-supervision.

Entry Requirements & How To Apply

Applicants must have, as a minimum, a good first degree (2.1 honours or higher) in a relevant subject area.

Non-native English speakers require an English language qualification, such as IELTS (7 overall with 7 in writing).

Please note we only have up to four fully funded studentships available for international students.

For further information on entry requirements, funding eligibility and how to apply please visit

Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society

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