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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

PhD in Studentship in Artificial Intelligence and Music

Applications Open: early December - late January every year until December 2023.
Start date: Sept 2019 (last entry Sept 2023)
Research group: Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM)

Duration: 4 years
Funding available

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
4-year PhD Studentship in Artificial Intelligence and Music

A fully funded PhD position is available in the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM) in collaboration with Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, focussing on Optical Music Recognition (OMR) and Deep Learning.

  • 4-year fully-funded PhD studentship
  • 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 personalised programme
  • Partnerships with over 20 companies and cultural institutions in the music, audio and creative sectors

More information on the AIM Programme can be found at:

AIM Programme structure
Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) offers a four-year training programme where students will carry out a PhD in the intersection of AI and music, supported by taught specialist modules, industrial placements, and skills training. Find out more about the programme structure at:

Who can apply?
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.
  • Programming skills are strongly desirable; however, we do not consider this to be an essential criterion if candidates have complementary strengths.
  • Formal music training is desirable, but not a prerequisite.

For the above PhD topic, we are offering a scholarship to both ordinarily resident in the UK and international students.

This is a fully-funded 4-year PhD studentship starting in September 2019 which will cover the cost of tuition fees and will provide an annual tax-free stipend of £17,009. The CDT will also provide funding for conference travel, equipment, and for attending other CDT-related events.

Apply Now
Information on applications and PhD topics can be found at:

Applications Open: Call open to all applicants - application deadline: 27 January 2021

For further information on eligibility, funding and the application process please visit our website. Please email any questions to