Supervisor: Dr Johannes Kinder
Application deadline: April 10, 2017
Start date: September 2017
Duration: 3-4 years
Annual Stipend: about £16,000 (tax free)
About the Fellowship
The Department of Computer Science invites applications for PhD positions that will be funded by the Department's Reid Scholarships programme, awarded on the basis of academic excellence to new students who will commence a research programme in 2017-18.
I am looking for applicants interested in the areas of programming languages, system security, and software engineering. Please contact me for further information and for discussing potential areas for the PhD project.
A Reid Scholarship provides support of ca. £16,000 per year over 3 years for a full-time student. It also includes a fee waiver to cover fees for UK, EU, or international students.
You should have a solid foundation in Computer Science and ideally be experienced in techniques for program analysis, compilers, or reverse engineering.
The scholarships are available to Computer Science graduates starting their PhD studies in September 2017. UK, EU and International students are eligible.
2. Submit an application
When you have secured a supervisor for your research project you should then submit an application form using Royal Holloway Direct.
One of the most important elements of your application is a research proposal, which acts as an outline of your proposed research project.
It should include:
- the title of your proposed thesis
- the main aims of your research (why do you think it’s worth doing?)
- links to any previous work or hypotheses on the topic
- information about available resources and any required
- the research methods you intend to use, as well as a plan and timetable of work.
Your potential supervisor will be able to help you with the discipline-specific requirements of your research proposal and suggest a word length. There’s also more general guidance on writing a research proposal.
3. Required documents
The application should be completed using Royal Holloway Direct, and it is important to state on this form if you want to study full- or part-time, and if you are a self-funded student or applying for a specific source of funding (scholarship).
Having registered, additional documents can be uploaded directly onto Royal Holloway Direct. These can include some or all of the following:
- a brief research proposal
- academic transcripts
- English language qualifications, if your first language is not English
- academic references
- resume or CV (if available) to show published work and any industrial experience
4. Accepting your offer
If you are successful in receiving an offer, you can accept it by completing the Offer Reply Form. Alternatively, complete the paper form that was sent with your offer letter and return to the Admissions Office.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.