Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation School of Informatics University of Edinburgh
The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for three-year PhD studentships starting in September 2022. ILCC is dedicated to the pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to language, communication and cognition.
Primary research areas include:
* Natural language processing and computational linguistics
* Machine Translation
* Speech technology
* Dialogue, multimodal interaction, language and vision
* Computational Cognitive Science , including language and speech,
decision-making, learning and generalization
* Social Media and Computational Social Science
* Human-Computer interaction, design informatics, assistive and
* Information retrieval and visualization
Approximately 10 studentships from a variety of sources are available, covering both maintenance at the research council rate of GBP 15,605 (2021/22 rates) per year and tuition fees. Awards increase every year, typically with inflation. Studentships are available for UK, EU, and non-EU nationals.
Applicants should have a strong undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science, cognitive science, AI, or a related discipline.
For a list of academic staff at ILCC with research areas, and for a list of indicative PhD topics, please consult:
Details regarding the PhD programme and the application procedure can be found at:
There are TWO DEADLINES for applications to receive full consideration:
round 1: 26th November 2021 round 2: 28th January 2022
We strongly recommend that non-UK applicants submit their applications in round 1, to maximise their chances of funding. Please direct inquiries to the PhD admissions team at ilcc-admissions at inf.ed.ac.uk.
Please note that the 3-year ILCC PhD program is distinct from the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing, which offers a 4-year PhD with integrated study:
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