For innovators in human-in-the-loop AI systems

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence is training the next generation of innovators in human-in-the-loop AI systems, enabling them to responsibly solve societally important problems.

As Artificial Intelligence is deployed across an expanding range of scenarios, getting the interaction between humans and intelligent machines right is critical.

Professor Peter Flach, Director

September 2021 entry

Applications for September 2021 entry is now closed as the programme is full. Entry for September 2022 will open in the October 2021 and early application is recommended. Please view the following webpages for advice on how to apply:

Please email iai-cdt-admissions@bristol.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Our 4-year unique PhD programme trains you to become an innovator and research leader in responsible, data-driven and knowledge-intensive human-in-the-loop AI systems. It delivers cohorts of highly-trained PhD graduates with the skills to design and implement complex interactive AI pipelines solving societally important problems.


This programme provides a training experience with the opportunity to learn from experts, industry and research partners as a member of an interdisciplinary cohort of research students.

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