[Humanist] 27.703 PhD studentships at Southampton

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 703.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:04:21 +0000
        From: "Isaksen L." <L.Isaksen at soton.ac.uk>
        Subject: Web Science PhD places, University of Southampton

Hi all

The University of Southampton has 10 fully funded PhD places in Web Science which may be of interest to Humanities graduates with a strong research interests in the Web or Internet (many of our current students come from Humanities backgrounds). This is a 4-year Integrated PhD which includes an MSc component so a Masters qualification is not required. Please feel free to inform any interested parties or get in touch if you have any queries.

All the best


Dr Leif Isaksen
Lecturer in Archaeology
Co-Director, Web Science Postdoctoral Training
University of Southampton

The Web Science Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Southampton is part of a £250 million investment in the future of UK science and technology by the RCUK Digital Economy Programme, providing fully funded studentships for 4 year PhD training in Web Science. The combined masters and PhD degree has no fees to pay and a £13,863 a year stipend to study the World Wide Web. Any student from any discipline can study Web Science. You can apply now for one of 10 fully funded studentships. 
The Web is a foundational technology that supports a mobile infrastructure of social networks and big data services, powering the emerging digital economy. Web Science explores the impact of the Web on all aspects of human society, from the individual right through to national and global scales, on the one hand investigating the technical capabilities of its distributed information infrastructure and on the other scrutinising the public policy and social practices that have made it a transformative global phenomenon.

This four-year PhD in Web Science will equip students to become leaders in the emerging Digital Economy. The course begins with a one-year taught programme that provides a broad basis for understanding the technology of the Web and the social context in which the technology operates. The remaining three year research programme involves input from industry and government partners and has a multi-disciplinary supervision team combining fields such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Law, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Humanities, Management, Education, Geography and Maths. 

For more information go to: http://dtc.webscience.ecs.soton.ac.uk/study/scholarship-opportunities/

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