Interactive Artificial IntelligenceFind a programme
|Run by||Faculty of Engineering|
|Programme length||Four years full-time; seven years part-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time study will be considered in exceptional circumstances, eg to support candidates who have caring commitments. It will require attendance on the relevant taught courses during the first two years.
|Start date||September 2022|
Our goal is to train you to become an innovator and research leader in responsible, data-driven, and knowledge-intensive human-in-the-loop AI systems. Our innovative, cohort-based training programme will deliver cohorts of highly trained PhD graduates with the skills to design and implement complex interactive AI pipelines that solve important societal problems in responsible ways.
The key AI challenges of tomorrow are posed by the need for interactive knowledge-intensive systems in which the human plays an essential role.
In close conversation with our industry partners, the University identified interactive artificial intelligence as a core discipline of AI where the need for and deficit in advanced AI skills is abundantly evident, while being homogeneous enough to have intellectual integrity and be taught and researched within the context of a single centre for doctoral training.
You will be trained by world-leading experts in knowledge-driven AI, data-driven AI and human-AI interaction and receive inter-disciplinary training in responsible AI. You will study and work in close collaboration with other members of your cohort, developing advanced AI pipelines within a bespoke software environment. After completing this unique four-year programme, graduates will be at the forefront of AI innovation in both research and deployable systems.
Find out more at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence webpages.
Fees for 2022/23
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2022/23
The Interactive AI CDT programme has funds to support approximately ten studentships per year including tuition fees, stipend (£20,500/year), research and travel expenses. There are residence requirements for this UKRI/EPSRC Research Council funding. Please visit the EPSRC website to find out about Student eligibility.
Applications received from self- funded, externally sponsored international students are welcome and will be considered.
Prospective UK and international postgraduate students seeking funding advice can visit Student Finances.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Throughout the degree, you will have access to world-leading experts and industrial engagement, providing you with the opportunity to learn about real-world challenges and how industry tackles them.
During the first year of the programme, you will undertake a range of units allowing you time to build knowledge and ignite your curiosity. In addition, there will be opportunities for transferable skills training.
Following this first year of structured units, you will progress to the research component of the programme. At this stage students will be able to perform their own research at an internationally publishable standard. They will also be able to document and communicate their findings to peers and expert practitioners in the field.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for the first year of this programme.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.
The Interactive Artificial Intelligence CDT is primarily aimed at students with a first degree in engineering or science and with strong programming skills, but will also consider applicants with suitable skills acquired in employment.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
Visit the CDT's Partners page to see a list of who the programme offers students opportunities to interact with - External Partners, Internal Partners, and Research Groups.
Visit the A-Z of Engineering research groups for a list of all groups and Research centres in the Faculty of Engineering.
Interactive human-in-the-loop AI systems have extremely wide applicability: the industry sectors of our partners include AI hardware, banking and finance, cloud computing, consumer devices, cyber security, digital democracy, entertainment, geo-mapping, mission-critical solutions, online retail, social networks and sustainable energy.
Interactive AI doctoral graduates will be highly employable in these and many other industry sectors, as well as government bodies and NGOs all over the globe.
Bristol Interaction Group
Centre of Doctoral Training Management Team http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cdt/interactive-ai/
Intelligent Systems Laboratory
Recruitment information and application deadline dates for this programme can be found on UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence. The programme will close once places are filled on or before 31 July 2022. Early application is recommended.
Open days and visits
Watch on-demand recordings from November's virtual open week.
Get in touch
Interactive AI CDT Programme Enquiries Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postgraduate Research Admissions Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4753 or +44 (0)117 331 5232 Email: email@example.com
School website: School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths (SCEEM)
Department website: Department of Computer Science, Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive AI
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- Computer Science and Informatics:
- 31% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 56% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 12% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.