PhD Studentships in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire


Expected start date: 01 January 2023

Applications are invited from candidates with excellent first degrees in computer science, engineering, physics, maths, biology, neuroscience or other relevant disciplines to join projects as research students.

Funded PhD projects 

  • Application Driven Analysis of Dynamical Systems: Complexity and Regularity
  • Collaborative Edge Computing
  • Computational Systems Biology and Information Theoretic Approaches to Gene
  • Regulatory Networks, Development, Evolution, and Sustainability
  • Explainable AI (XAI) and Interpretable Machine Learning (IML)
  • Human-Robot Interactions - Effects of Agency, Autonomy and Embodiment on User Trust
  • Human-Robot Teaming – Autonomous Behaviour Adaptation through Mental Modelling in Industrial Contexts
  • Identifying the Psychological State of Human Subjects with Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Machine Learning for Human-Robot Interaction
  • Neurocognitive Training via Child-Robot Interaction using EEG-Neurofeedback to Monitor Children's Concentration towards Improving Academic Engagement
  • Using Autonomous Agents to Educate Children on Autistic Spectrum Disorder about the Impact of Their Behaviour

A limited number of studentships are available for exceptional candidates (£17,668 per annum bursary plus the payment of the student fees). Applicants from outside the UK or EU are eligible.

Research in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire has been recognised as excellent in REF 2021, with 90% of the research submitted and all of the research impact rated as internationally excellent or world leading.

The University of Hertfordshire provides a very stimulating environment, offering a large number of specialised and interdisciplinary seminars as well as general training and researcher development opportunities. The University is situated in Hatfield, in the green belt just north of London.

More information and an application form can be found on the Doctoral Programme webpage

How to apply

Please email the application form to Applications should also include two references and transcripts of previous academic degrees. The next short-listing process for studentship applications will begin on 01 October 2022.