About the Project
Candidates will have backgrounds in either Computer or Information Science, HCI, Design (industrial or interaction), Psychology or the Social Sciences (other areas will be considered provided candidates can demonstrate sufficient interest/experience in HCI). Candidates
with experience in conducting fieldwork or with maker skills will be preferred. The successful applicant will join the growing multidisciplinary collective of HCI researchers at Northumbria University, NORTH Lab (http://northlab.uk), one of the UK’s largest and most prolific communities of HCI researchers. You will become an active member of our vibrant research community and will be supported to develop your career through publication of your research and international conference attendance.
Eligibility and How to Apply:
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
• Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
Please note: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words (not a copy of the advert), or that do not include the advert reference (e.g. RDF19/EE/CIS/CECCHINATO) will not be considered.
Deadline for applications: Friday 25 January 2019
Start Date: 1 October 2019
Northumbria University is an equal opportunities provider and in welcoming applications for studentships from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.
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