The School of Computer Science offers both traditional 3 year PhDs and, as a result of being awarded funding from EPSRC to form a Centre for Doctoral Training, a 4 year PhD. Both the IMG and the BHIG group have people interesting and willing to supervise PhD projects related to OWL.
There are quite a few possible projects related to OWL running from those in pure theoretical computer science (for example, determining the complexity bounds of various extensions to OWL) to those in the comparatively new area of empirical ontology engineering (for example, investigating the cognitive complexity of certain forms of explanation). You do not need to determine the exact project you wish to pursue before application, but it does help to at least get a sense of the landscape and what might interest you while also being suited to your skill, capabilities, and inclinations.
How to apply
- Identify an appropriate area of study and research topic, and discuss this with the potential supervisor.
- Apply for a place… information on this process is available on the PhD pages at the School of Computer Science.
- Apply for financial support – more information on funding is available at the School of Computer Science.