Royal Holloway University of London: School of Management and Computer Science Department
Leverhulme Magna Carta Doctoral Training Scholarships: 2017 entry
The School of Management and the Department of Computer Science invite applications for a fully funded PhD scholarship available from end of September 2017 on an interdisciplinary project.
Project: Effective use of drones in emergency response – A sociotechnical perspective
This is an exciting interdisciplinary project where the successful candidate will be involved in the disciplines of Information Systems and Computer Science. The candidate will be supported by expert supervision from both disciplines.
The scholarship is open to Home and EU students. International students are eligible to apply but please note that if successful the difference between the UK/EU and overseas fee will need to be found from another source.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting-edge research.
The applicant should have studied information systems and computer science in either the undergraduate or postgraduate levels. Experience of both information systems and computer science is preferable.
Typically, successful applicants will meet the following criteria:
- Distinction at Master's level in a relevant discipline (either information systems, management or computer science and engineering).
- First class honours degree or equivalent at undergraduate level in a relevant discipline, for applicants who are still completing their Master’s (either information systems, management or computer science and engineering).
- Overall score of at least 7.0 in IELTS test or equivalent (if appropriate).
Funding: The scholarship offers a UK/EU fee waiver and a maintenance award (RCUK rate of £16,553 in 17/18). International students are eligible to apply but please note that if successful the difference between the HEU and overseas fee will need to be found from another source.
Study start date: Successful candidates should start between end of September 2017 and end of January 2018.
An important part of the duties of successful candidates will be to support the collective ethos of the Magna Carta Doctoral Centre including being prepared to contribute to seminars, write for public audiences and participate in the academic life of the Institute for Freedoms.
How to apply: Please send your CV, supporting letter and two references to Mrs Joanne Barrs at: Joanne.Barrs@rhul.ac.uk.
Closing date: Monday 14th August
For further information about the project and scholarship, please contact Dr. Amany Elbanna (School of Management: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Sara Bernardini (Department of Computer Science: email@example.com).