Clearing 2021
Postgraduate Research Opportunity

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering studentships


Funding: A full Home fee waiver or equivalent fee discount for overseas students  (£5,360 for 2021-22) (further fee details - international students will need to pay the balance of their fees) plus a doctoral stipend equivalent to the standard EPSRC rates (£15,609 for 2021-22).

Application deadline: 28th September 2021.

Start date: April 2022.

Duration: 3 years (full time).

Location: Colchester.

Based in: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.


The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) is delighted to announce 15 fully funded PhD Studentships covering Home fees of (£5,360 for 2021-22) plus stipend. Stipends will match standard EPSRC rates (£15,609 for 2021-22).  Studentships are for a period of 3 years and start from 25 April 2022.

Our School has a large and thriving graduate research community. We provide an active and stimulating environment to carry out your doctoral research and have an extensive range of specialist labs and facilities. 

The School comprises of four Research Groups, which are:

Research within the School focuses on exploring fundamental questions in these areas, while applied research is undertaken to provide technological and engineering solutions, methods, algorithms and frameworks to pressing problems.

The research of the School is supported through world leading research facilities that provide the required infrastructure and testbeds to undertake internationally leading experimental research.

How to apply

Students should apply in the usual way via the Essex postgraduate applications portal.

Please make contact with potential PhD supervisors before applying and ensure that you note on your application form the name of this supervisor and that you are applying for a Studentship. For further information on our current areas of research please refer to our research groups, and staff profiles. Additional questions and queries about the studentships can be sent to

These are exciting opportunities for students with a passion for research excellence.  Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to apply for graduate lab assistant work.

The deadline for both course and studentship applications is 28th September 2021.

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