ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Data Analytics and Society

Data Analytics and Society is an ESRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training which will provide postgraduate research and training for 52 students across 4 Universities: 

  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Sheffield 

The CDT will encourage significant advances which bring together social science with methods from computing, mathematics and the natural sciences.  

The CDT will focus on:

  • Promoting the creation and analysis of new longitudinal and streamed data resources for socio-economic investigations
  • Creating new methods (e.g. scaling up existing methods for real time big data analytics)
  • Investigating social processes (e.g. virtualisation of retailing; data-driven decision making and social behaviours)
  • Facilitating interventions (e.g. resource targeting, network planning, social media apps for diet, travel, lifestyle planning).

Opportunities available

There will be exciting opportunities to undertake a 4-year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Data Analytics and Society. The programme will include an integrated MSc in Data Analytics over the first two years which will provide you with the foundation skills to complete your research project.

For more information about becoming a student or industrial partner, visit the CDT website or contact Alex Singleton.