Research course

Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence

University of Bath · Department of Computer Science
Integrated PhD

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Entry requirements

First degree (UK 1st or 2:1 or international equivalent) in computer science, engineering, social sciences, policy research, psychology, or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

At least 10 fully-funded PhD places available for September 2020 start.

Our integrated PhD in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence (ART-AI) will train to be a "specialist with perspectives”. You'll not only gain AI skills, but a broader understanding of the engineering applications of AI and the ethical, policy and socio-economic consequences of intelligent technologies. You'll combine deep training in a specialism which builds on your background, capabilities and aims, with integrated training across the breadth of disciplines.

Key themes include: transparency and intelligibility of AI, risk and decision making with AI, safety and trust in human-machine systems, policy-making with and for AI, innovation in data-driven and classical AI and engineering applications of AI.

Students on this programme are based in the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI) at Bath.

You may also be interested in our PhD in Computer Science.

Department specialisms

We research systems-wide issues in computer science ranging from mathematical foundations through visual and cognitive processes to artificial intelligence, human-centred design and collaborative systems. Our four research groups include: artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, mathematical foundations of computation and visual computing.

Fees and funding

ART-AI CDT studentships are available on a competition basis for up to 4 years. Funding will cover tuition fees and maintenance at the UKRI doctoral stipend rate (£15,285 per annum in 2020/21, increased annually in line with the GDP deflator). We will offer at least ten studentships for 2021 entry, up to three of which can be awarded to international students.

We also welcome applications from candidates who can source their own funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Integrated PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ART-AI CDT enquiries