Application procedure for PhD
The Institute will recruit graduates from a wide array of backgrounds spanning numerate disciplines, i.e., from across engineering, computing, biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, geography and mathematics plus, where appropriate, the quantitative social sciences (e.g., economics). Our intake will be theory-minded, math-literate and computer-literate, but in other respects we expect there to be considerable diversity -- indeed we think this variety is an important asset. A first year of carefully organised taught training is designed to allow this diverse intake to learn from and support each other while they are taught to develop the key skills and knowledge that will allow them to pursue subsequent research.
Applicants will be judged on their enthusiasm and academic quality, their existing skills and their potential for contributing to the Institute. As part of any application, we will expect a research statement that clearly articulates an appreciation of complex systems simulation in addition to a CV demonstrating excellent academic attainment, and strong references. Where an otherwise extremely strong applicant has had limited formal exposure to programming, their admission will certainly be possible, but may be made conditional on attending and passing an intensive programming primer course which will be held immediately before the start of the doctoral programme.
Please see our FAQ for more information.
Applications for October 2013 are now open.
To begin the application process, please contact Nicki Lewin (firstname.lastname@example.org), providing a CV, and a short research statement describing the kind of research question that you are interested in pursuing. Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for a studentship.
With your application, please ensure you include all of the following materials: