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PhD Scholarship in Cognitive Science

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Applications are invited for a funded full-time three year PhD in Cognitive Science (stipend and fees). The PhD will be supervised by Professor Peter Cheng on a project within the whole range of areas covered by the Representational Systems laboratory (RepSys Lab); particular topics might include diagrammatic logic notations, behavioural analysis for the assessment of competence (e.g., maths, natural language), interactive tactile behaviours (e.g., touch screen devices, people with visual impairment), diagrammatic intelligent tutoring systems. The RepSys Lab is one of four in the Creative Technology Group within the Department of Informatics.

The successful applicant will join an enthusiastic team of researchers with expertise in graphical representations, cognitive experiments, eye-movement recording, verbal and graphical protocol analysis, computational cognitive modelling, and tutoring system design. The School of Engineering and Informatics and the University’s Doctoral School provides an extensive range of training courses to support doctoral researchers successful completion of their degrees.

Your should have (or be about to obtain) a strong 2:1 degree in cognitive science, computer science/informatics, psychology, or a cognate discipline and should demonstrate a genuine interest in cognitive science research. Identify the particular topic that you wish to study from the RepSys lab’s remit and explain your reasons why in the application.

Potential start dates of the PhD are May and September 2020.

RepSys web pages can be found here: and informal enquires may be address to .

Funding Notes

£15,009 stipend, plus full fees.

You will receive a tax free stipend at a standard rate of £15,009 per year for three years. In addition, your fees will be waived for three years (at the UK/EU rate).


How to apply:
Apply online for a full time PhD in Informatics using our step by step guide (View Website). Here you will also find details of our entry requirements.

Please clearly state on your application form that you are applying for the PhD in Cognitive Science Scholarship, and please mention Peter Cheng as the prospective supervisor in your application.

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