Prospective PhD students

We welcome applications from motivated students with strong backgrounds in appropriate disciplines.

You are encouraged to look through the webpages for your chosen discipline and find one or two potential supervisors to discuss your research interests.

Research at ANC

MSc and PhD programmes at the School of Informatics

We usually require potential PhD students to first study for an MSc degree. Potential students may be admitted directly to the PhD programme if they have carried out prior postgraduate study, or in exceptional circumstances. The School offers its own strong MSc programme. Alternatively, there is a 4-year Data Science PhD programme that includes some MSc-level courses in the first year. We also host a UKRI funded Centre for Biomedical Aritifical Intelligence that has a "1+3" structure in which students study for an MSc. by Research in their first year before embraking on their main PhD research project.

MSc programmes in Informatics

Data Science PhD programme

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Aritifical Intelligence

Application and funding

The School website has information about applying for a place and funding to do graduate research. Some of the deadlines are early in the academic year, especially for funding options that you may find from your country of origin. You are advised to start contacting prospective supervisors as early as you can.

How to apply

Fees and funding


Informal enquiries about studying for a PhD within ANC may be made to the ANC PhD secretary.

Contact the ANC PhD secretary

Staff are always happy to hear about and discuss your interests and develop PhD projects that are of mutual interest.