12 fully-funded PhD studentships in Artificial Intelligence and Music (starting in September 2020)

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    Queen Mary University of London
    United Kingdom
    Professions and applied sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)


  • 4-year fully-funded PhD studentships available
  • Extensive choice of projects, drawing on a supervisory team of over 30 academics
  • Access to cutting-edge facilities and expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and music/audio technology
  • Comprehensive technical training at the intersection of AI and music through a personalized programme
  • Partnerships with over 20 companies and cultural institutions in the music, audio and creative sectors


What is funded

We have a large number of 4-year PhD studentships available for students starting in September 2020 which will cover the cost of tuition fees and will provide an annual tax-free stipend  (£17,009 in 2019/20). The CDT will also provide funding for conference travel, equipment, and for attending other CDT-related events.



4-year fully-funded PhD studentships available




We are on the lookout for the best and brightest students interested in the intersection of music/audio technology and AI. Successful applicants will have the following profile:


  • Hold or be completing a Masters degree at distinction or first class level, or equivalent, in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering,Music/Audio Technology, Physics, Mathematics, or Psychology. Inexceptional circumstances we accept applicants with a first classBachelors degree who do not hold a Masters degree, provided thatapplicants can provide evidence of equivalent research experience,industry experience, or specialist training.


  • Programming skills are strongly desirable; however we do notconsider this to be an essential criterion if candidates have complementary strengths.


  • Formal music training is desirable, but not a prerequisite.


For this round of applications we are offering a number of scholarships to applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK (i.e. have lived and studied/worked in the UK at least the last three years –this includes EU nationals) and a smaller number of scholarships to international students.



You can view the PhD topics proposed by AIM academics and industry partners for September 2020 entry. You are welcome to apply for one or more of the topics, or to propose your own PhD topic, according to application guidelines specified here.



How to apply


To apply for the AIM PhD Programme, complete the online application form which can be found at:


The deadline for applications is on 31 January 2020.



Please email any questions to aim-enquiries@qmul.ac.uk.

You can also contact any supervisor if you are interested in any particular topics





The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.