Apply for a Turing Doctoral Studentship with access to brilliant minds and tech

Join a world leading cross-disciplinary research community and apply for a studentship to undertake your doctoral research at The Alan Turing Institute.

What’s different about studying at the Turing?

Our Turing doctoral studentships offer an exceptional opportunity for graduates to undertake a data science focused PhD in a multidisciplinary environment. At the Turing you will find researchers from different disciplines’ core to data science working side-by-side to solve problems, generate ideas and transform research into real-world impact. From computer scientists, to mathematicians to behavioural scientists and statisticians, you will have an opportunity to develop your skills and research alongside leading experts aiming to make game changing contributions to the data science spectrum.

Corinne Cath, a doctoral student who joined the Institute from University of Oxford in October 2016, commented about her experience:

“As a researcher working on the ethics and politics of data science, I always talk about the need for more multi-disciplinary research. The Turing institute embodies that.  The lectures, informal talks, seminars, masterclasses and many cups of coffee provide unique moments for researchers from different fields to come together and collectively shape the field of data science. Being a doctoral student here enriches my PhD experience tremendously.”


Why study at the Institute?

  • Expert-led training in research disciplines central to data science
  • Access to a range of events, seminars, reading groups and workshops delivered by leaders in research, government and industry
  • Opportunities to collaborate on real world projects for societal impact with our current and emerging industry partners
  • Expert support and guidance through all stages of the studentship delivered by supervisors who are Fellows of the Turing or substantively engaged with us
  • Access to brilliant minds researching a range of subjects with opportunities to collaborate and join or start interest groups
  • Networking opportunities through the Institute, university and strategic partners
  • Supercharge and speed up research with access to cutting edge IT resources; Azure cloud (with credits), Cray Supercomputer, Intel cluster, EPSRC Funded Tier 2 HPCs, High Spec HP local desktops with GPUs and UK Supercomputers Archer
  • Bespoke HQ designed for optimal study and inter disciplinary collaborations

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Our studentships include a generous tax-free stipend of £20,500 per annum, a travel allowance and tuition fees for a period of 3.5 years.

Read more on how credits from Microsoft Azure helped Turing student Merve Alanyali think bigger than ever before through speeding up her computational time.


What are the Turing research areas?

View the list of research areas and strategic priorities for the Turing and apply before 30 November to be considered. We particularly welcome applications from graduates whose research spans multiple disciplines and applications.

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When will studentships commence?

Studentships will begin in October 2018 and are open to home/EU and international students. There are a limited number of studentships available which include fully funded international tuition fees or a partial contribution towards international tuition fees and additional studentships may also be available through our Strategic Partners: Lloyds’ Register Foundation, Intel, HSBC and UK Government – Defence & Security. Find out more and how to apply

Queries can be directed to: Academic Programmes Team.