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Our Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI offers a wide spectrum of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including taught modules and project work in AI, data science, machine learning and robotics.

AI training at Surrey

AI-based machines and systems are performing tasks across an ever-increasing variety of fields, often faster and at a fraction of the cost of their human competition. Far from being limited to manual labour, today’s machines are diagnosing disease, keeping us safe both online and in the physical world, practicing law, and even creating art. Intelligent automation is the future – the economics are too compelling for any other outcome – and the role of research is to capitalise on the myriad opportunities AI offers, to predict and solve challenges along the way, and to ensure future AI systems are fair and explainable.

The University of Surrey leads on both the fundamental artificial intelligence theory – pioneering new machine learning algorithms and the understanding of black box AI systems – and the application of AI for the benefit of society through healthcare, security, education and entertainment.

We have a Centre for Doctoral Training in AI and Machine Perception which provides an enhanced PhD research and training programme in collaboration with industry. The Centre supports interdisciplinary AI research from fundamental theory through to practical application led by research groups across our network of staff.

Creative AI - putting people at the heart of media

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Digital Media Inclusion -  A transformative AI Training programme designed with inclusion for all at its heart.

PhD studentships for people-centred AI

Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship in AI-Enabled Digital Accessibility (ADA)

Funding information:

Fully funded 4 year studentship (48 months of full-time study) covers home or international tuition fees, maintenance at UKRI base levels (£19,237 for 2024/25) and £10,000 to support the individual student’s research and training needs.

PhD Studentship in Designing AI for Home Wellbeing through Participatory Design

Funding information:

UKRI standard stipend funded by University of Surrey (the current stipend is £19,237 per annum for 3.5 years, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate).A research training support grant of £3,000 total is available to cover travel, conferences, and consumables.

Fully funded PhD Studentship in AI and Journalism

Funding information:

UKRI standard studentshipStipend: £1,600 per month (£19,237 per year). This is tax free.Fees: UK home rate fees. In exceptional cases, we may be able to waive the non-UK fees for an exceptional international/European candidate.Research, training and support: £3,000 over the project.

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Supporting your research

Here at Surrey we have unique facilities to support your research, including: a multiple camera audio-visual recording studio with 16 Ultra HD cameras, video rate capture and processing, a 64 channel sound sphere, and robot vision platforms including a new autonomous car testbed.

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