We have a number of PhD studentships available

We have a number of PhD studentships available for starting in October 2018.

These are in the following areas:

Projects are available for PhD research (three years full time, six years part time). Our research students will be based in Adaptive Systems Research Group and the Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics Team based in the Centre for Computer Science and Informatics Research (CCSIR).

A limited number of studentships are available for exceptional candidates in particular areas (approximately £14,750 per annum bursary plus the payment of the student fees). Applicants from outside the UK or EU are eligible.

Research in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire has been recognized as excellent in the REF 2014, with 50% of the research submitted rated as internationally excellent or world leading.

The University of Hertfordshire provides a very stimulating environment, offering a large number of specialised and interdisciplinary seminars as well as general training and researcher development opportunities. The University  is situated in Hatfield, in the green belt just north of London.

How to apply

Please first discuss your application with me. Then follow on with submitting a full application while indicating the project name.

Download the application form.
Please note: You must download the application form to your computer before you complete it. If you complete the form in the browser window, the information you have entered may be lost when the form is saved.

The application form should be returned to:

Ms Emma Thorogood
Research Student Administrator
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Hatfield, Herts
AL10 9AB
tel: +44 (0)1707 286083


Applications should also include two references and transcripts of previous academic degrees. We accept applications for self-funded places throughout the year.

The next short-listing process for studentship applications will begin on 25 June 2018.​

Planning new collaborations with Multimedia University, Malaysia

We are working with Prof Raphael Phan from MMU on a number of research initiatives that can bring the two groups closer together.

The current theme we are exploring includes work on pattern recognition from visual sensors, with the goal to identify subtle/concealed emotions. This has applications in some of our existing research such as research with children with autism, but also a larger reach in areas such as security (e.g. lie detection) or medical domain (e.g. concealment of emotion in depression).