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PhD Studentships

We are currently calling for applications for a number of PhD studentships for an expected start in September 2021.

iCSS studentships

Application Deadline: initial deadline midnight 31st May 2021

The newly established Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS) is pleased to offer 2 PhD studentships starting in September 2021.

The following core members of iCSS are eligible to be PhD supervisors for this scholarship. Applicants who are interested, should study the relevant supervisors’ research interests and contact them to discuss possible topics:

Budi Arief (School of Computing)

Mark Batty (School of Computing)

Sanjay Bhattacherjee (School of Computing)

Rogério de Lemos (School of Computing)

Karen Douglas (School of Psychology)

Virginia Franqueira (School of Computing)

Richard Guest (School of Engineering and Digital Arts)

Julio Hernandez-Castro (School of Computing)

Sanaul Hoque (School of Engineering and Digital Arts)

Gareth Howells (School of Computing)

Özgür Kafalı (School of Computing)

Shujun Li (School of Computing)

Gareth Mott (School of Politics and International Relations)

Jason Nurse (School of Computing)

Carlos Pérez-Delgado (School of Computing)

Harmonie Toros (School of Politics and International Relations)

Further details of this scholarship.

Please contact these academics in the first instance to discuss your interest in the PhD Studentship.

You can also contact Professor Shujun Li, if you would like to discuss this opportunity.

How to Apply

To apply for any of the above PhD studentships, follow the steps below. Note that the research proposal is used to test your technical writing and literature review skills, and the topic may still be adjusted in the application process and refined during your PhD study. Please read the application requirements carefully for the scholarship you are applying for, as these may vary.

  1. Read the general instructions for PhD applications.
  2. Study research profiles of all eligible supervisors (including all KirCCS Core Members) to identify one or several supervisors you want to work with.
  3. Approach potential supervisors to discuss your research topics to identity the principal supervisor(s) you want to work with and to get advice on how to prepare a research proposal (required as part of your application material, see below).
  4. Prepare your application material, which should include
    • a properly formatted CV
    • the certificate(s) and transcript(s) of all university degree programme(s) studied
    • a research proposal on a selected topic including a mini literature review, a proposed methodology, a work plan and a bibliography
    • proof of your English qualifications (if not obvious from other application material)
    • proof of your home student status (if you consider yourself eligible as a home student)
    • at least two reference letters (which can be provided after you submit your formal application)
    • (if you are an overseas applicant please check the specific eligibility criteria on the relevant scholarship)
  5. After you have all your application material ready, visit the following web page to submit your application: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply

Contact Us

If you have difficulties identifying research topics or supervisors, please contact Professor Shujun Li for advice.

If you have questions on the School level PhD admissions procedure, please contact CEMSadmissions@kent.ac.uk.

Research Positions

Currently no vacancies.

Academic Positions

Lecturer in Computing

Application deadline: 11th July 2021

We are seeking to appoint a lecturer who can help us to deliver an excellent standard of education across a range of undergraduate programmes in computer science. You will prepare and deliver lectures, practical classes, small-group teaching, project supervision and student support, and will have responsibility for setting and marking assessments and exams.

We invite applications from candidates with research interests that can complement or enhance the School’s existing research strengths. This spans a broad range of computer science and is organized into 4 large and active research groups:

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Programming Languages and Systems

See more and apply for this role.

Senior Lecturer/Reader in Computer Science

Application deadline: 15th June 2021

We invite applications from candidates with research interests that can complement or enhance the School’s existing research strengths. This spans a broad range of computer science and is organized into 4 large and active research groups:

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Programming Languages and Systems

The successful candidate will also make a significant contribution to teaching at all levels as well as taking on appropriate management and administrative responsibilities.

See more and apply for this role.