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PhD Studentships in Computer Science


The School of Computing at Newcastle University is offering three fully funded PhD studentships on a subset of the following projects

  1. UnReLoG – UNcertainty REasoning with LOgical Guarantees
  2. Generative AI Assistants in Software Development Education
  3. Improving immersive data exploration acceptance
  4. Applications of Graph Width Parameters to Computational Complexity
  5. Investigations into bias within AI in Computer Science Education
  6. Transparency-Enhancing Technologies to Improve Security Self-Efficacy
  7. Safe AI-enabled Control of Autonomous Vehicles
  8. GenePhLo: genetic phase-based logic
  9. Building a Blockchain Simulator for Autonomous Vehicles
  10. Actionable deep learning under uncertainty for carbon-centric building ops

Click on the links above for further information about each project.  Prospective Students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors for more information. Applicants can apply for up to three projects and should clearly indicate their preferred project(s) in their application.

Applicants should have a strong background in Computer Science or related area. High motivation for independent theoretical/computational work is essential. Skills and interest in project specific areas are also desirable.

The studentships covers 3.5 years PhD studies, covering 100% fees and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate).  Expected start date of September 2023.


The studentships are available to all applicants holding, or expecting to receive, a good (2:1 minimum or equivalent) bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or an international equivalent. Newcastle University values individual differences and the diversity that this brings. We want to ensure that no-one is at a disadvantage because of who they are. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, and requests for flexible study (e.g., part-time) are welcomed.

Home and international applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply and if successful will receive a full studentship.

Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills.

International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.

How to apply

To apply for the studentships email your CV, personal statement, and copies of your degree transcripts to

Please put 'PhD Studentship Computer Science' as your email title and indicate which projects you are interested in, in order of preference.


For further details, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies:Dr Sara Fernstad,

Closing date for applications will be Friday 24 February 2023.