Digitally Connected Citizens and Communities

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Civics at Newcastle University will train a minimum of 55 doctoral students (5 annual intakes of at least 11 students) in the design, deployment and evaluation of community-driven digital technologies and services. Whether it is through the redesign local services with communities, or rethinking how citizens can and do interact with local government, technology innovation and design has a critical role to play in enabling digitally connected citizens and communities.

The EPSRC CDT in Digital Civics is a unique partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council and Northumberland County Council, and a range of local, national and global industry and third sector partners. The CDT aims to deliver applied research training for doctoral researchers and includes a program of intensive training and research, and internships and placements at some of the world’s leading charities, companies and universities.


This website provides information about our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics, including: CDT research themes; examples of existing Digital Civics research at Newcastle University; our centre supervisors; and our partner organisations. If you are interested in applying for a fully funded doctoral studentship within the CDT in Digital Civics (1-year MRes + 3-year PhD) then answers to some questions you may have can be found here, or you can arrange to have an informal (pre-application) discussion with an academic from the centre.

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