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At least 10 fully-funded PhD studentships available in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI at the University of Bath

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI)

The ART-AI Centre for Doctoral Training at Bath is looking for its first cohort of at least 10 students to start in September 2019. Students will be fully funded for four years (stipend, fees and research support budget).

You’ll be trained to be "a specialist with perspectives", with not only AI skills but a broader understanding of the engineering applications of AI and the ethical, policy and socio-economic consequences of intelligent technologies.

Key themes include:

  • transparency and intelligibility of AI
  • risk and decision making with AI
  • safety and trust in human-machine systems
  • policy-making with and for AI
  • innovation in data-driven and classical AI
  • engineering applications of AI

As part of your training you'll work with a wide range of partners from companies, government and non-governmental organisations, and a network of internationally leading universities. You’ll co-create research projects and will also experience different research environments on placement.


The first year of the programme, leading to an MRes, draws together AI and computer science, engineering and technology, and humanities and social sciences. You’ll study specialist courses in your "home discipline" and introductory courses in the other two disciplines.

There is an increasing focus on research in years 2-4. You’ll take short courses on topics such as research software, and develop specific skills for your research interests. You’ll also take part in masterclasses, an annual AI conference and workshops, and go on placement and research visits.

Apply by 1 April 2019 for September 2019 start

You should have a first class or strong second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. Your undergraduate degree should normally be in computer science, engineering, social sciences, policy research, psychology or a related subject.

You will also need either to have taken a mathematics course at university or have at least grade B in A level mathematics or international equivalent.

Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if spaces are available.

Funding is available for UK and EU applicants. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to find funding for excellent students from outside of the EU.


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