Digital Technologies

Everything we do as humans in the 21st Century, from relaxing to socialising and from working to travelling, requires a relationship with digital technology.

The Institute for Digital Technologies offers excellence in research and postgraduate teaching across major areas of digital technologies, including AI systems for data analytics in sports, intelligent mobility, security and privacy, marketing, human behaviour analysis, and other application areas, Internet of Things, cyber security, immersive and interactive technologies and 5G mobile applications.

The Institute is renowned for building strong collaborations with national and international academic, research and industrial organisations.

PhD students with the Institute for Digital Technologies are provided with unrivalled access to industry partners, and participate in large scale international collaborative projects. With access to extensive software and equipment as well as a dedicated research facility complete with hot desks, kitchen and social area it is easy to see why the Institute boasts an exceptional postgraduate research experience.

Our PhD opportunities

By pursuing one of our postgraduate research programmes, you will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of problem-solving. Our aim is to create a vibrant, enthusiastic and forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented doctoral researchers work closely together on developing innovative solutions to real-world problems.

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Supporting you

By pursuing one of our postgraduate research programmes, you will have the opportunity to work with internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners in your field of study. As a PhD student with us you will receive a comprehensive package of training and support to continue into a professional research career, or to progress into a variety of roles with regional, international or multinational organisations and governing bodies.

How to apply

All PhD applications must be made online. We strongly recommend contacting your preferred research supervisor(s) in advance of submitting an application to discuss your ideas.