PhD Studentships in Computational Linguistics, Speech Technology and Cognitive Science
The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for three-year PhD studentships starting in September 2020. ILCC is dedicated to the pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to language, communication and cognition.
Primary research areas
Primary research areas include:
- Natural language processing and computational linguistics
- Speech technology
- Dialogue, multimodal interaction, language and vision
- Information retrieval and visualization, computational social science
- Computational models of human cognition, including language and speech, decision-making, learning and generalization
- Human-Computer interaction, design informatics, assistive and educational technology
Approximately 10 studentships from a variety of sources are available, covering both maintenance at the research council rate of GBP 15,009 per year and tuition fees. Studentships are available for UK, EU, and non-EU nationals.
Applicants should have a strong undergradudate degree or equivalent in computer science, cognitive science, AI, or a related discipline.
For a list of academic staff at ILCC with research areas, and for a list of indicative PhD topics, please consult:
How to apply
Details regarding the PhD programme and the application procedure can be found at:
In order to ensure full consideration, applications need to be received by 29 November 2019 (non-EU/UK applicants) or by 31 January 2020 (EU/UK applicants). We cannot evaluate applications sent over email.
Please apply using the online form linked from https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&edition=2020&id=491
Please note that the 3-year ILCC PhD program is distinct from the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing, which offers a 4-year PhD with integrated study:
Please direct inquiries to the PhD admissions team via the link below.