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Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation: PhD Studentships Submissions closed

Applications are invited for 2 fully funded three-year PhD studentships within the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation. The studentships will cover tuition fees to home/EU level and will include a standard living allowance (stipend), currently 13,590 per annum for 2010/11. Overseas students are eligible to apply, but will be liable to pay the difference between home/EU and overseas fees. Note that fees are subject to change annually throughout the programme of study. The studentship is expected to start on 01 October 2010 and all applications must be received by 01 August 2010 with interviews expected to take place in the w/b 23 August.

The Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation contains a number of research centres and undertakes research across a broad range of areas in computing and informatics. These include: bioinformatics; autonomous systems, computer security and digital forensics; data mining; e-Democracy and e-Government; e-Health; bio-inspired computing (particularly in relation to optimisation, computer game & information retrieval); human-computer interaction; information society; information visualization; interaction design; knowledge management; mobile and distributed computing; pervasive adaptation; social informatics; and software reuse. Details of the research areas and research centres can be found at

Applicants should hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours, or Masters, degree in a discipline relevant to the area of study. Applicants should submit a clear proposal for their research programme that demonstrates an understanding of the background to the area and outlines the questions that the applicant is interested in researching. Candidates whose first language is not English must meet the University's English language requirements

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