The University provides partner organisations with a number of opportunities to collaborate with our staff and students.  Proposing MSc projects is a great way to engage both academic supervisors and students. Propose a project

The CDT will recruit for students to work on PhD projects in collaboration with public and private sector partners to start in September 2018. These studentships will be announced here shortly.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science:  2018/2019 Match-Funding Call

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science is offering match-funding for up to three studentships for the 2018/2019 intake year.  Match-funding of up to 50% will be awarded to successful academic supervisors who have a defined project with an industry partner.  The remaining cost must be matched by an industry partner.  

The match-funding is open to Home/EU studentships.

The total cost of a Home/EU studentship is £100k over a 4-year period (this includes student stipend and fees).  Industry partners must contribute a minimum of 50% of the financial cost in order to be eligible.  This works out to be just over £1k per month!

Applications or enquiries from potential partners should be made via




The CDT's students also undertake internships with the CDT's public and private sector partners. Full list of CDT student internships


We are delighted to be working with the following partners to provide PhD students with outstanding real-world problem domains in which to develop and test data science methods:

  • AlertMe.Com Ltd.
  • Amazon Development Centre (Scotland) Ltd.
  • Amor Group (a Lockheed Martin Company)
  • Apple Inc.
  • BBC
  • Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
  • Bloomberg, Inc.
  • Brightsolid Online Technology Ltd.
  • Carnego Systems Ltd.
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Cloudsoft Corporation Ltd.
  • Connected Digital Economy Catapult
  • Digital Curation Centre
  • Digital Health Institute
  • Facebook
  • Featurespace
  • Financial Times
  • Freescale Semiconductor, UK Ltd.
  • Google Deepmind
  • Google Inc.
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • IBM United Kingdom Ltd.
  • J. P. Morgan
  • James Hutton Institute
  • Keysight Technologies Ltd.
  • Logicblox Inc.
  • McAfee
  • Microsoft Research Ltd.
  • Open Data Institute
  • Oracle Corp.
  • Pharmatics Ltd.
  • Psymetrix Ltd.
  • Quorate technology Ltd.
  • Roslin Institute
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
  • Scottish Power Ltd
  • Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance
  • Selex ES ltd. (a Finmeccanica Company)
  • Skyscanner Ltd.
  • Teradata International
  • Time Out Group Ltd.
  • UCB Celltech – The UK branch of UCB S.A
  • Vocaliq
  • Xerox Research Centre Europe
  • Yahoo! Labs Barcelona