STFC-CDT in Data Intensive Science.

STFC funds for a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Intensive Science have been awarded to a joint bid from University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow & University of St Andrews. Fully funded studentships for Home/EU students are available to start in September 2017; applications open now.

We are creating a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Intensive Science, pushing forward key areas of Astronomy, Particle Physics, Solar Physics and Nuclear Physics, while contributing to the creation of a new generation of data scientists. This is based on our long-standing strengths in the core science areas; our track record of innovation and leadership in applying and advancing data science technologies; and our proven record in running other physics CDTs, as well as an established geographically distributed shared Graduate School.

The key feature of the programme are:

  • Four PhD year programme with integrated training.
  • 6 month industrial / commercial placement.
  • Fully funded 48 months studentships available to suitably qualified candidates to cover stipend and fee at Home/EU rate.

"In Edinburgh we have long been keen on how to extract science from big datasets - especially in cosmology, and in particle physics - using innovative information technology. We are excited to be part of this new initiative", Andy Lawrence, Regius Professor of Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh .


Understanding the vast flow of data that characterises our society calls for new methodologies and algorithms. We are excited by the opportunity of applying the knowledge developed in our disciplines to these new challenges.", Luigi Del Debbio, Professor of Particle Physics and Head of Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics.

For enquiries and how to apply see: Enquiries