PhD studentships

Our studentships cover the full cost of your tuition fees, including registration, doctoral training and access to facilities. Some studentships also include a tax-free stipend to support your travel and living expenses.

At Loughborough University London, we are in pursuit of high-achieving postgraduate research students, who wish to join a leading UK institution and benefit from our outstanding facilities and support networks.

What's included?

Our PhD studentships normally cover the full cost of tuition fees for 3 years’ full-time study for successful UK, EU and International applicants. Successful UK and EU applicants will normally receive a tax-free stipend of £16,777 which will be given in monthly instalments. Additional funding may be provided for field research, travel and conference expenses.

  • Academic supervisors to guide and support your research
  • 24-hour access to the campus, including IT and research facilities
  • Exclusive use of hot desks, meeting rooms and a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area
  • 24 hour access to the campus library
  • Free laptop hire and printing
  • How to apply

    To apply for a studentship, please follow our step by step guide to submitting a PhD application here. When submitting an application, please ensure that you quote the correct studentship reference number, which is included in each studentship listing below.

    Available studentships

    Applied AI in IOT and Consumer Intelligence in Digital Finance

    Reference number: 2019/IDT/LUL
    Start date: October 2019/ Jan 2020/ April 2020/ July 2020

    Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

    By choosing a doctoral programme from the Institute for Digital Technologies at Loughborough University London, you will work alongside academics who are the world leaders in their field. The Institute for Digital Technologies is actively involved in National and International research projects in various topics such as human behaviour analysis for various high-tech systems, machine learning techniques for wide variety of applications including in digital marketing for monitoring and adaptations. The use of AI with intelligent sensing IOTs forms the fundamental basis for many advanced applications areas IDT has been engaging. Other areas of IDT interests are intelligent mobility, multi-agent data analytics and modelling, immersive and interactive media, mobile 5G networking, and security and privacy.

    London is one of the world’s leading hubs for international business, negotiations and trade, and is the ideal location for students to expand their knowledge, expertise and networks. Loughborough University London is surrounded by key influencers and innovators in a broad range of industries, and is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Liverpool Street.
    Find out more:

    Project Detail:

    The Institute of Digital Technologies at Loughborough University London aims to address major technological challenges by offering exciting PhD opportunities. One of the key challenges is how to apply advanced machine learning techniques to the sensed multi-modal data through various types of IoTs to understand the behaviours of ‘human-human’, ‘human-machine’, and ‘machine-machine’ interactions.
    The projects expect to make strides towards understanding and applying the AI technology to the real-world problem by investigating machine and deep learning algorithms on realistic and consumer based IoT scenarios to model the used systems with reliability, accuracy, effectiveness, scalability, transferability and robustness.
    Ideal candidates will have the chance to conduct innovative research with leading researchers in the following sub-areas in a loop:
    • Human-machine interaction inclusive of human behaviours recognition, monitoring, and analysis
    • Machine-machine interaction entailing object-to-object connection and automation
    • Machine-human feedings with personalised content and the consequences in economic and social aspects

    The candidates with excellent qualifications and suitable background knowledge will be offered full scholarships for three years which will include the UK/EU fees and tax free £17,009 stipend per annum.

    Entry requirements:

    To undertake a PhD programme across any of our institutes you must have a minimum of an upper class honours degree (2:1) or overseas equivalent in a related subject area.

    Funding information:

    Home/EU students will receive a full waiver, plus a tax-free stipend of £17,009. International students will receive a full fee waiver only.

    How to apply:

    All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select Digital Technologies. Please upload a research proposal with your application.

    Please quote reference number: 2019/IDT/LUL

    Find out more:

    General information about the research agenda of the Institute for Digital Technologies can be found here
    For informal enquiries about the vacancy, please contact Professor Ahmet Kondoz.

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