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Innovative Sustainable Transport Solutions

PhD Studentship

Key facts

Start dates

January 2023

Application deadline

5:00pm on 13 September 2022

Location

Wheatley

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Funding status

Funded

Supervisor(s)

Professor Denise Morrey

More details

Eligibility: UK, EU & International Students.
Bursary: £16,000 per annum (no inflation increase) and consumables allowance £2000 per year for 3 years.
Fees: Tuition fees for a Home/EU/ or International student will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

Overview

The overall aim of the project is to identify and propose innovative transport system solutions, to enable users to make better informed, and more efficient real-time decisions about transport choices within Oxford. One solution will be taken to the ‘pilot’ stage for trial within the Oxford ‘living laboratory’.

The proposal is likely to focus on data and information as a key priority, but it is also possible that the innovation could be more focussed on technology solutions which are hardware based, and more directed at multi-modal solutions eg a combination of bus and bike (including electric). The project will require a student who has exposure to the inter-disciplinary nature of this work, since understanding the political, social and economic constraints is critical to successful implementation. Simultaneously, understanding the technical issues around big data, infrastructure design, and targets such as fuel efficiency and emissions, will also be important. 

Student with a bike

Additional details

The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is offering a 3-year full-time PhD Studentship in collaboration with Oxfordshire County Council in the field of Innovative Sustainable Transport Solutions. 

The chosen candidate will work closely with key staff at Oxfordshire County Council, spending an induction period working in Innovation and Research Team, and in other departments such as Traffic Control.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Morrey

How to apply

Entry requirements

We are looking for a highly competent candidate to submit their PhD thesis within 3 years. Candidates would be expected to have at least an upper second class degree (or equivalent) and/or Masters in a related subject (e.g. engineering, computer science, planning). They should be able to demonstrate strong interdisciplinary research capabilities, be fluent in spoken and written English. 

The selection criteria will focus on academic excellence, suitability of research experience/ skills, and subject knowledge. A demonstrable interest in social innovation would be an advantage.

English language requirements

Fluent spoken and written English

Application process

When completing your application Online via the faculty website  please note the following Title: Innovative Sustainable Transport Solutions.

Select the following course: MPhil/ PhD in Computing

General Enquiries: Dominic Maitland: dmaitland@brookes.ac.uk

Tuition fees

Home (UK) full time
Tuition fees will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

International full time
Tuition fees will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

Home (UK) full time
Tuition fees will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

International full time
Tuition fees will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time
Tuition fees will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

International full time
Tuition fees will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time
Tuition fees will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

International full time
Tuition fees will be paid by the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

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