Fully-Funded Home PhD Studentship

University of Nottingham

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Computer Science
Location:  UK Other
Closing Date:  Friday 30 June 2023
Reference:  SCI2189

Applications are invited from home students for a fully-funded PhD studentship offered by the School of Computer Science, starting on 1st October 2023.

The student will be supervised by Dr. Dan Marsden and will conduct research in an area related to his fields of interest, as a member of the Functional Programming Lab. Topics involving category theory, logic, diagrammatic languages, and their applications in theoretical computer science would be particularly appropriate. Details of Dr. Marsden’s research can be found on his personal website:


It is expected that candidates will have a strong mathematical background suitable for research in these areas. Those interested in applying are encouraged to contact Dr. Marsden directly to discuss potential research proposals compatible with both their interests. Suitable candidates will then be directed to make a formal application via the MyNottingham system.

The studentships are fully funded for 3 years and include a stipend of £18,622 per year and tuition fees.  Applicants are normally expected to have a first-class class bachelors or masters in Computer Science or another relevant area.

The Functional Programming Lab in Nottingham has been a leading centre for programming language research for over 25 years.  The group comprises 5 academic staff, 1 postdoctoral research fellow, and 10 PhD students, and has produced more than 30 PhD graduates to date.  The group provides a highly active research environment that includes weekly seminars, regular visitors, and an annual workshop, and is also a founder member of the Midlands Graduate School in the Foundations of Computing Science.

Closing date for applications: June 30th 2023

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