A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship is available for UK/EU students within the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK in the area of Sentiment Analysis.

The studentship is funded by Meltwater, a global Media Intelligence Company. The studentship will cover tuition fees and provides a stipend towards living expenses (£14,600 p.a.) and some funding for resources (e.g., hardware, software), international conference participation, and travel.


University of Birmingham



A first class degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence.
A strong programming and statistical / Mathematical background with experience with programming languages such as Python or Java.
Experience in Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing, including statistical Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
Good communication skills, ability to work in teams but, most importantly, enthusiasm.

Experience with data science tooling such as Python / Zeppelin notebooks.
Some experience with numerical processing in R, Matlab, or Mathematica.
Some experience in deploying large-scale/distributed systems (e.g., Maven, Docker, AWS, CircleCI, Terraform) is a plus.How to apply:

The PhD candidate will be expected to develop a PhD project closely related to one or more of the following topics:

Aspect-based sentiment classification and summarisation,
Subjectivity detection and classification,
Speculation and negation scope detection,
Opinion-based entity ranking.

Educational level:

Master Degree

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About University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham was founded in 1900 at the initiative of local citizens and is now one of the largest in the UK offering degrees across a wide range of disciplines from Education to Medicine and from Engineering to Law.

The University is primarily based on its Edgbaston campus. It offers its community of over 25,000 students and 6,000 staff an attractive environment in which to study and work. It is situated only two miles from the centre of a major European city and yet is set amongst green and leafy parkland which is largely pedestrianised, and provides a beautiful backdrop for imposing Victorian redbrick buildings as well as some striking modern architecture.

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