Training is designed to lead students through a programme that will progressively expand their level of expertise, in research and professionally.
A range of core modules will be taken by students. The modules will be delivered by academics in the Department of Computer Science and complemented by teaching from other departments including the School of Maths and Statistics (SoMAS).
A training needs analysis will be undertaken by all students when they first arrive to help identify which programme of modules they should take. This is run by the University of Sheffield Doctoral Development Programme.
The CDT training programme is organised into training years, where each year contains a range of specific activities.
Entry and Applying
Applicants should have, or be expecting to obtain, a high-quality (ideally first class) undergraduate or masters (ideally distinction) degree in a relevant discipline. Suitable backgrounds are (but not limited to) computer science; informatics; AI; speech and language processing; mathematics; and software engineering. We will also consider applicants with a professional background, so long as they are able to provide evidence of demonstrable academic skills as well as practical experience.
How to apply
The Centre will officially open on April 1, 2019 with our first intake cohort of students starting October 2019. Formal applications will be accepted beginning late April, but interested candidates may register their interest now by filling out this pre-registration form. We expect to close applications for the coming academic year by the end of June 2019. If you have any trouble completing the form please email us at email@example.com
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CDT studentships fund four years of study, covering the annual university fees, and providing a highly competitive stipend. To be considered for one of the studentships, candidates will need to satisfy the EPSRC funding eligibility criteria. In particular, to be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), a student must have:
- settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay,
- been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences); and,
- not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).