The School offers a rich academic environment for the
training of post-graduate students. For more info about the research topics I offer please visit this page about the research topics I would be interested to work with you.
1. Funding offered (NEW: date published 15 January 2016 to start in Summer/Autum 2016) [follow this link to get specific info on how to apply]: Funding
is offered to
a student with excellent records who is also UK national or a
citizen (and resident) of an EU country. For this PhD studentship, we
encourage the proposal of PhD projects in the following areas:
- Software Engineering for collectively-aware systems
- Models@run.time applied in self-adaptive systems (over platforms such as IoT, Cloud Computing,etc )
- The role of requirements-awareness to support Self-adaptive,
- Synergies and Applications of bio-inspired algorithms and nature-inspired techniques and Software Engineering to develop SEAS
- We also welcome other related topics as the list of areas is not
Possible Application Areas:
Industrial internet of things, Cyber-physical systems, Cloud computing,
Mobile computing, Autonomous robotics, Service-oriented systems,
Dynamic Product Lines, Dependable computing, Smart user interfaces.
Note: The student will be under
my supervision.The studentship covers the PhD fees for 3 years (EU
citizens, non-EU citizens would need to pay the difference more info about the fees difference between EU/UK and overseas fees here ) and offer a
good stipend per year.
The studentship is intended for an April 2016/ July 2016 start. For
details of how to apply, including appplication deadlines, email me. Start Date- Spring 2016.
Summary of Financial Support
This studentship includes a fee bursary to cover the Home/EU tuition
fee rate plus a maintenance allowance of £14,057 in 2015/16. In
addition to these we are also offering two fully funded Overseas
positions which will cover the Overseas tuition fee rate plus a
maintenance allowance of £14,057 which will be awarded to exceptional
candidates on a competitive basis.
Applicants from outside the EU who are not awarded the studentship will
still be eligible for partial funding, and will need to pay the
difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees, for
the 2015/16 academic year this will be £11,448.
English Language Entry Requirements
Non-native speakers of English are normally required to satisfy the following minimum English language requirements:
TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), or 250 (computer-based test), or 100
(internet based test) IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 in each test) or
having studied in English at university.
General requirements can be found here.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. Success is at least
as dependent on the candidate's attitude to research and her/his
intellectual staying power as it is on their skills.
If you think you meet the criteria send a short 2 page
2. Looking for a PhD or have your own idea?
I am happy for students to make informal enquiries about
studying for a PhD under my supervision If you have a project idea
of your own, then please send a two page outline of your research
proposal (including background, hypothesis, aims, experimental
approach, training needs, reference list) plus a short 2 page CV
See English Language and General Entry Requirements in 1. above.
3. You have PhD funding and are looking for a host laboratory
I welcome students who have already obtained funding (e.g.,
scholarship, grant awards) and whose interests fit our core research
themes. Students may make enquiries as above.
Some students may wish to visit our laboratory for a period to learn
research methods, and develop their international connections. I host
visiting students as part of their formal PhD
training. The minimum duration of a visit is typically six months,
although one year visits are more common.
Prospective students should also visit the School web pages for