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Web Science Institute

Centre for Doctoral Training

Welcome to the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).

About Us

About Us

The aim of the centre is to train students in a thorough understanding of how to innovate and create new kinds of value through the web, to become agents of change in the digital economy and to train them with sufficient expertise and leadership capacity to be able to apply Web Science principles to UK businesses producing a significant impact on the UK economy.    

What is Web Science?

What is Web Science?

Web Science is the interdisciplinary study of the Web as a global socio-technical system that concerns the technologies, policies and practices of the interchange of data, information and knowledge, including the exchange of digital forms of intellectual property and the online trading of physical economic goods. It analyses the Web at a systems level, on the one hand investigating the technical capabilities of its distributed information infrastructure whilst also examining the public policy and social practices that elevate it from a laboratory curiosity to a transformative global phenomenon.      

Study Web Science

Study Web Science

The University of Southampton’s Web Science Institute offers a training programme which encompasses 4 year fully funded PhD studenships, Masters, Undergraduate degrees, and MOOCs in Web Science. Each cohort of doctoral students are trained by a dedicated doctoral training centre sponsored by the EPSRC, the University of Southampton and Industry. At the PhD training centre, doctoral students are part of the Web Science Institute.

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