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FARSCOPE Centre for Doctoral Training - an innovative PhD in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

FARSCOPE Centre for Doctoral Training - an innovative PhD in Robotics and Autonomous Systems – Funded places

The FARSCOPE CDT programme has funds to support up to 10 students per year including fees, student stipend (at a current rate of £15,609 tax free, per year), paid research and travel expenses. Funding is also available for 2 international candidates each year.

The first round of interview is now closed, but the second round is open. The deadline for the second round of applications is 1st March 2022 with interviews being held between 4th to 8th April 2022.

Are you interested in Robotics and research?

Now is a great time to get involved in Robotics and Autonomous Systems research. FARSCOPE’s vision is ubiquity – robots everywhere – and our PhD programme is designed to get you thinking beyond a robot’s technology and about its environment. We need future robots that are:

  • Smart - matching robust hardware with intelligent software to behave well in unstructured settings
  • Safe - trusted on a technical and societal level to operate unsegregated in the world
  • Scalable - designed and programmed for large scale deployments and evolution of roles
  • Social - able to interact naturally with humans

FARSCOPE is an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems based in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory – the largest specialist robotics laboratory in the UK. We offer a 4-year PhD programme specifically designed to give you both the multidisciplinary tools and contextual knowledge to tackle today’s research challenges in future autonomous robotic systems.

As a FARSCOPE student, you are registered at both the University of Bristol and University of West of England and as such enjoy access to both institution’s facilities and services. Year 1 allows you to develop background skills while exploring different research topics. At the start of year 2, you choose your PhD research with one of our College of Supervisors in any of the research themes available. Throughout your PhD, we support you with complementary skills training and a range of other opportunities.

FARSCOPE offers you a cohort-delivered programme that promotes outward-looking innovation. Throughout your PhD, you will have peer-support from students within your year group and with other students within the Centre. You will also have a dedicate industry mentor.

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Please select Robotics and Autonomous Systems FARSCOPE (CDT) on the Programme Choice page.


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