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We are now closed for applications for 2018/19.

The studentships (covering both fees and stipend) are open to applicants satisfying EPSRC Home/UK or EU fee status criteria, who are eligible for Home fees. The 2017/18 stipend amount is £14,553.

We also welcome applications from students from outside the UK who have already secured full scholarship funding from other sources (eg. from the National Government of the home country of the student). To be considered for admission to this programme, students must have (or expect to get) at least a II(i) Honors Degree (or equivalent) in computing science, mathematics, statistics or another strongly quantitative discipline.

Note that students are admitted to the programme independently of a supervisory team and specific research project. Students will select research projects during the Spring of Year 1.

In your application, please include a CV and your personal statement. This should be no longer than 500 words in length. It should clearly communicate why you are interested in conducting research in Cloud Computing for Big Data. A good personal statement should articulate how your prior experience or qualifications provide a good foundation for conducting a PhD within our CDT in Cloud Computing for Big Data, and state what new skills and expertise you hope to develop through our PhD training programme. We would also like you to tell us why you are motivated to conduct a PhD.

To apply, please use the University's application portal http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/

You can enter the course code: 4852F or use the search function on the programme of study tab and search for: Master of Research in Cloud Computing for Big Data as your chosen programme of study. Upon successful completion of the first year, you will be transferred on to the PhD programme. 
We ask that candidates apply for the MRes year and the PhD at the same time, so that you only need to submit one set of references. Please make a note in your application for the PhD, that you are part of the EPSRC CDT in Cloud Computing for Big Data and any offer will then be made conditional on your completion of year one. 

Questions about your application may be directed to bigdata-cdt-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk with the subject line Application enquiry. Please see our FAQ page for more information.