PhD Research Project - Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Jan 31, 2018
Closes
Aug 31, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
The Web is a foundational technology that supports a mobile infrastructure of social networks and big data services, powering the emerging digital economy. Web Science explores the impact of the Web on all aspects of human society, from the individual right through to national and global scales, on the one hand investigating the technical capabilities of its distributed information infrastructure and on the other scrutinising the public policy and social practices that have made it a transformative global phenomenon.

Thinking of doing an MSc or PhD? The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Web Science Innovation offers a fully-funded four year interdisciplinary iPhD Web Science programme open to applicants from all disciplines. We currently have PhD students from many different backgrounds, including Computer Science, Law, Sociology, Music, Languages, Geography, Politics, and Education. 

The Web Science CDT is world leading and represents a new approach to training PhD students.  As well as the full scholarship and no fees, you will benefit from working across two academic disciplines.  You will be working closely with a supervisor from your chosen discipline and from web science.  Additionally, we aim to support you with a range of professional development opportunities and to give you the opportunity to develop links with our industry partners.  We network, not only through the University of Southampton, but also with other Centres for Doctoral Training in the UK and with our partner research laboratories throughout the world, offering you summer schools and opportunities to work with PhD students from our global network of web science laboratories.

 

Interested in pursuing this exciting and pioneering research area? Applications are now open for 2018 entry. 

You should expect to get a first class degree or 2:1 in your discipline to be considered for a studentship. 

Full and partial studentships covering fees and a tax-free bursary of £14,777 per annum are available for UK and EU students. 

For further information about the programme, funding and how to apply please visit:  http://www.southampton.ac.uk/wsi/education/web-science-courses/iphd-web-science.page

Alternatively, please contact the Web Science CDT directly at websciencecdt@southampton.ac.uk