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Informatics - ILCC - Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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About

The Informatics - ILCC - Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition programme offered by The University of Edinburgh  is dedicated to both basic and applied research in the computational study of language, communication, and cognition, in both humans and machines.

Overview

The Informatics - ILCC - Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition programme at The University of Edinburgh offers you the broadest research scope in the UK, and a strong computational focus.

Much of our research is applied to software development, in areas as diverse as social media, assisted living, gaming and education.

You may find yourself working closely with other departments of the University, particularly the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences.

A programme of transferable skills courses facilitates broader professional development in a wide range of topics, from writing and presentation skills to entrepreneurship and career strategies.

The School of Informatics holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to advance the representation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The School is deploying a range of strategies to help female staff and students of all stages in their careers and we seek regular feedback from our research community on our performance.

Career opportunities:

While many of our graduates pursue an academic career, others find their skills are highly sought after in the technology industry. A number of our students serve internships with large UK and international software developers, while others take up positions with major social media companies.

Programme Structure

Our primary areas of research are:

  • natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • spoken language processing
  • dialogue and multimodal interaction
  • information extraction, retrieval, and presentation
  • computational theories of human cognition
  • educational and assistive technology
  • visualisation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • If you want to be considered for school funded PhD scholarships you must apply by 31 January.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, typically in an area of informatics, such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science or computer science. You should have experience in computer programming.

  • We may also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24700 GBP per year during 36 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £12,350

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • School of Informatics scholarships for research students
  • Research scholarships for international students
  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

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