PhD Study

We welcome enquiries and applications from well qualified students with an interest in research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at any time, though applicants who are also seeking funding should check the deadlines for particular funding sources.

PhD students are an integral part of our research team, each pursuing their individual research project within a vibrant, research-intensive environment. We have regular research seminars and working lunches, as well as impromptu social events. Students have access to facilities including a usability lab, eye tracking equipment, motion capture equipment and biosensors, and excellent libraries in and around UCL. But the most important element is the people.

We offer both specific, funded studentships, and also studentships without associated funding. The process of applying for the two kinds is slightly different:

Specific, funded studentships:

  To apply for a funded studentship, look through the list of current funded studentship opportunities to see which one is of interest to you. Then follow the instructions given for applying for that studentship. Please note that the eligibility of funded studentships is sometimes restricted, for example to UK or EU residents.

Studentships without specifically allocated funding:

  If you're interested in applying to study for a PhD in UCLIC but not for one of those specifically advertised, you should first check that your research interests fit with those of UCLIC and discuss possible research ideas with the most relevant member of staff in the group. Then read about the practicalities of studying for a PhD in UCLIC, which includes instructions on how to apply.

In either case, we look forward to hearing from you.

PhD student destinations

Our current students are listed on the people page. Since UCLIC was founded in 2001, the following PhD students have successfully graduated: