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City Graduate School

Doctoral Studentships

City, University of London

Investing in Academic Excellence

City, University of London's recent REF 2014 results show a marked increase in the quality of our research output, with over 75% of our submissions rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent. Our Schools aim to build on the success of City's 2014 REF and may offer studentships to a limited number of outstanding research students. To find out if you might be eligible, or if funding is available, please contact the School, Department or Research Centre in which you hope to study in order to discuss your research proposal and establish whether you can be supported.

School of Arts and Social Sciences

International Politics PhD Full-Studentship

The International Politics Department within the School of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce a three-year full-time University Doctoral Studentship.

Closing date: The deadline for application is 31 May 2017.

What is offered

A Doctoral Studentship will provide:

  • A full tuition fee waiver
  • An annual bursary (£16,057 in 2017/18)

Eligibility

The studentships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research.

  • Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 honours degree or merit level Masters degree in a relevant subject (or international equivalent)
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved at least 7.0 in IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 for each subtest.
  • Applicants must not be currently registered as a doctoral student at City, University of London or any other academic institution.

How to apply

To apply online, you will need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • Your research proposal (max five sides of A4)
  • Cover letter (max one side of A4), explaining the preferences regarding potential supervisors and the motivations for applying to the PhD programme in the International Politics Department at City
  • Two academic references (or one academic and one professional referee where appropriate) sent by email from an official work (not private) email account
  • Copies of your degree transcripts and certificates  (originals or certified copies)
  • Proof of your English language proficiency (if English is not your first language).

For further Information please email Blessing.Theophilus-Israel@city.ac.uk.

Research Centre for Machine Learning and BetBuddy Ltd.

Kindred doctoral studentship

Investing in Academic Excellence

Closing date: Monday 28th July 2017.

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering at City, University of London is offering a full-time, industry-funded, three-year doctoral studentship for 2017/18 entry. Applications are invited from exceptional UK, EU and international graduates wishing to pursue cutting-edge research in Machine Learning and its application to anti-money laundering.

The PhD offers the opportunity to research and work in the highly relevant area of applying machine learning and deep learning to solving real world regtech problems, working with both real-time and big data. Kindred Group plc are a global leader in regulated internet gambling and considered one of the most respected and progressive corporations in the world in consumer protection in gaming. BetBuddy is a global leader in the application of AI to protect consumers at risk of problem gambling. BetBuddy and City’s Research Centre for Machine Learning have a history of strong collaboration which has produced significant AI research output of fundamental relevance to this PhD research.

The School is investing in academic excellence following its success in the recent REF 2014 which highlighted the world class quality of its research.

What is Offered

  • A doctoral studentship will provide:
  • · An annual bursary (£18,000 in 2017/18)
  • · A full tuition fee for UK and EU students. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the applicant must make appropriate arrangements to cover the difference between the overseas and UK tuition fee.

Eligibility

The studentships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research.

  • · Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 honours degree or merit level Masters degree in a relevant subject (or international equivalent)
  • · Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved at least 6.5 in IELTS or a recognised equivalent
  • · Applicants must not be currently registered as a doctoral student at City, University of London or any other academic institution.

How to Apply

Applications must consist of a research degree application form, 3 page research proposal, proof of academic qualifications, proof of English language proficiency (if you do not speak English as your first language) and two confidential references (one of which must be an academic reference).

The above documents should be compiled into a single document and submitted to pgr.smcse.enquire@city.ac.uk by the 28th July 2017.

Applications are welcome from individuals wishing to pursue research in machine learning and its application to industry-relevant anti-money laundering data. You are encouraged to discuss your application in advance with Prof Artur Garcez (City) or Simo Dragicevic (BetBuddy). As part of your career development, you will be expected to contribute up to a maximum of 3 hours of teaching/lab demonstration assistance each week.

For further Information please email A.GARCEZ@city.ac.uk

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