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We have 18 Data Science PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Reading

A PhD in Data Science will help you gain expertise in the areas of data collection, storage, cleaning and analysis. You can also focus on areas such as predictive modelling and collaboration with other fields to extract value from the data.

What's it like to do a PhD in Data Science?

Data Science is a field that is constantly evolving. The quantity of data produced every day is increasing and so is the need for professionals who can help make sense of it. A PhD in Data Science will help you do just that. You will be researching into a particular problem in Data Science or developing new techniques to handle data.

Some popular research topics in Data Science include:

  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Natural language processing
  • Text mining
  • Cyber security

Your research might involve writing a thesis or producing a portfolio of academic publications. You will be advised to read certain amount of material during your PhD. You will also be required to complete a compulsory research training module during your first year.

To be able to complete a PhD in Data Science, you will need to work under the guidance of a supervisor who will help you with your research and provide guidance on writing your thesis.

A PhD in Data Science takes between 3-4 years to complete. If you are doing a PhD that entails writing a thesis, you will also have to submit an 80,000-word thesis at the end of your programme.

Entry requirements

In most countries, entry requirements for a PhD in Data Science will involve having a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You might also be asked to show proficiency in the language of instruction in your programme.

You might also need some professional experience in Data Science.

PhD in Data Science funding options

In the UK, a PhD in Data Science will most likely have funding attached to it. This means you could have a full tuition fee waiver and a monthly living cost stipend. If you are applying for a PhD that has funding attached, you will automatically be considered for funding if your application is successful.

PhD in Data Science careers

Data Science is a constantly growing field with a lot of opportunities in sectors such as finance, technology and medicine. You can also find opportunities in teaching and research. If you want to continue your career as a data scientist, you can find opportunities in sectors like business intelligence or predictive modelling.

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SCENARIO: Machine learning driven balance relationships for next generation data assimilation systems (SC2023_27)

  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
Are you fascinated by the complex models and systems that are used to produce weather forecasts? Are you a physicist/engineer/mathematician/meteorologist/computer scientist who would like to work towards a PhD with the Met Office in this important area of scientific endeavour?. Read more

SCENARIO: New approaches to ocean state analysis for climate and forecasting applications (SC2023_43)

  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
Reconstructing present-day and past ocean temperature salinity and circulation states is critical both to making long-range weather and climate forecasts and for understanding how the ocean has responded over the last century to imbalances in the Earth’s energy budget due to global warming. Read more

Sex and Reproduction During the Evolution of Apes

 . Reproduction is the prime imperative for species and even helps define life itself. For humans, reproductive biology, mating behaviours, and parenting overlap in profound and complex ways throughout our lives. Read more

SCENARIO - Understanding freshwater ecosystem health from a microbial perspective (SC2023_38)

This project is based at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford. Freshwater environments are exposed to a variety of stressors that contribute to the decline of freshwater species, ecosystems, and the services they provide. Read more

SCENARIO: The role of air-sea interactions in Indian monsoon depressions (SC2023_12)

  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
Monsoon depressions (MD) are synoptic-scale features that are responsible for a significant fraction of the rain over northern India during the summer monsoon season. Read more

Improving the transferability of ecological research

Project Overview. Ecologists aspire both to understand nature and to provide society with interventions to restore, conserve and manage nature in the face of climate and ecological breakdown. Read more

Decisionmaking in the European Union

The Department of Politics at the University of Reading seeks to appoint an outstanding and highly motivated PhD candidate for a period of 3 full years (36 months). Read more

SCENARIO: Maximising the value of observational data in ensemble data assimilation for hazardous weather prediction (SC2023_30)

  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
In a changing climate, an improved ability to forecast hazardous weather is key to the management of risk for society. In weather forecasting systems, large numerical models solve nonlinear equations describing physical processes in the atmosphere. Read more

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