Qualification Type: PhD
Location: King’s College London
Funding for: UK Students, International Students
Funding amount: Tuition fees, tax free stipend set at UKRI rate plus London weighting, allowance for research-related travel
Hours: Full time
Application deadline for the first round: 15 January 2023
Please note that Applications received after this deadline [15 January 2023] will be considered in the second round in Spring 2023.
The Department of Informatics at King’s College London conducts internationally-leading research in a broad spectrum of Computer Science areas, including Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Software Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Foundations of Computer Science and multidisciplinary research involving engineering, mathematics, social sciences, medical sciences and business studies. See the Research section in the departmental web site for the full scope of the research.
The department invites applications for 30 studentships to start 1 October 2023 (an earlier start can be considered). The studentships are funded for 3.5 years and include tuition fees, a stipend at the UK Research Council rate plus, London weighting (for the total annual stipend in 2022/23 - £19,668) and allowance for research consumables and travel.
Applicants should have a first-class undergraduate degree or a distinction at MSc level in Computer Science or another discipline relevant for their PhD project proposal (for example, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Physics). In exceptional cases other qualifications and experience may be considered and all applications will be assessed on their merit as appropriate to the individual case.
The eligibility criteria of most of the available studentships include the requirement that an applicant is classed as a home student. Up to 10% of studentships are available to outstanding international candidates.
How to apply
Applicants should start by identifying potential supervisors and contacting them with a summary of applicant’s academic background, research interests and general ideas for their PhD research. Information about potential supervisors and their contact details can be found in the departmental web site. If the potential supervisor suggests proceeding with formal application, then two separate applications should be made: an application for entry to the PhD programme via the university online admissions system, following the Guidelines for Applying to Research Courses, and an application for a studentship in a form of a "Studentship Application Statement" sent to the Department PGR Officer at [Email Address Removed].
Further guidelines for the application process, including guidelines for preparing Studentship Application Statements are available here.
Queries related to these studentships should be sent to [Email Address Removed].