Studentships available

PhD Studentships Available

We are interested in students from a wide variety of backgrounds including computer science, engineering, human factors, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science and the arts, providing they have an excellent first degree and can demonstrate an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research.

In collaboration with industry and international partners, our students will establish the technologies, applications and principles to enable citizens to construct their digital identities from personal data and effectively manage them to derive economic and social value.

Students will be recruited onto one of three pathways; institutional, international or industry. Our industry research themes for this round include communities, identities and place, curating traveller identity, digital identities for personalised media experiences, intelligent mobility, Introducing a social perspective to future digital identity products, Data analytics for digital identity, the contextual footprint at work and augmenting fast-moving consumer goods in the home to support sustainable living and wellbeing, and personal data to encourage wellbeing.

More information on pathways and themes can be found in the application pack available from

Further information can be found on the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training website; Informal enquiries may be addressed to Miss E Juggins, tel: 0115 823 2316 or Email:

Application forms are available from Miss E Juggins or downloadable from and should be returned by email with a detailed CV, transcript, copy references and a statement of research interests to


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