Fully-Funded PhD Studentships: Computer Science Research Centre and Techmodal

An opportunity to apply for a fully-funded PhD in the area of Cyber Security within the Computer Science Research Centre. The studentship will be jointly funded by UWE Bristol and Techmodal Ltd. The studentship reference is 1920-OCT-FET02.

  • Studentship start date: 1st October 2019
  • Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19 June 2019
  • Interview date: to be confirmed 

About the studentship

UWE Bristol is pleased to offer a PhD studentship working with the Security theme within the Computer Science Research Centre (CSRC), supported by Techmodal Ltd.

The topic of research is expected to be within the scope of trust and security in modern technologies, including machine learning, cyberspace, and blockchain applications. The specific area will be refined by the student as part of their work to establish a suitable PhD topic proposal, in order to both address novel research challenges whilst also working with Techmodal to identify real-world impact in the context of military defence and national security

About Techmodal

"We’re a Bristol-based consultancy and technology company founded by PhD students Martin Jonik and David Evans in 2005. As an enthusiastic team of over 80 market experts, data scientists, consultants and systems analysts, we thrive on ingenuity to solve complex problems. Our shared commitment for rapid, agile and jargon-free delivery has ensured our position as a trusted partner within the defence, commercial and public sectors for over ten years."

As a partner in the PhD studentship, the student would work closely with the team at Techmodal at their Bristol Harbourside offices.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please contact Dr Phil Legg on phil.legg@uwe.ac.uk.

Funding details

The studentship is available from 1 October 2019 for a period of three and a half (3.5) years, subject to satisfactory progress, and includes a tax-exempt stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years at Home/EU rates, along with reasonable transport costs for visiting project partners.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have a good honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, with a research interest in the areas of security, privacy, cryptographic techniques, data analytics, and machine learning.

Due to the nature of the work conducted by Techmodal, all applicants must be eligible to successfully complete National Security Vetting. Further details can be found here.

UK/EU applicants only are eligible for this studentship.

A recognised English language qualification is required.

How to apply

Please submit your application online (login required). When prompted, please use the reference number 1920-OCT-FET02. You will need to upload your research proposal, degree certificates and transcripts and proof of English language proficiency as attachments to your application, so please have these available when you complete the application form. 

Closing date

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 19 June 2019.

Further information

Interviews will take place in early July (to be confirmed). If you have not heard from us by 30 June 2019, we thank you for your application but on this occasion you have not been successful.


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