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NCRM/Exeter Computational Communication Methods Spring School: 6-14 April 2022

NCRM/Exeter Computational Communication Methods Spring School

Researchers interested in computational social science will be given the chance to learn new skills at a spring school in April 2022.

The NCRM/Exeter Computational Communication Methods Spring School will provide training at introductory and advanced levels, catering for both social scientists and data scientists.

The school will take place at the University of Exeter over two 4-day sessions on 6-14 April 2022 and is co-sponsored by:-

  • IDSAI Computational Social Science
  • Social Data Science Group, Turing Institute
  • Exeter Q-Step

The programme will cover multiple computational approaches, such as machine learning and network analysis, and their application to communication research looking at text, images and social media data.

World-leading experts will deliver workshops, seminars and demonstrations, help desks will offer one-to-one consultations and there will be opportunities for more informal networking.

Programme Overview

Week 1: Text Analysis & Machine Learning with AI (4 day introductory session)

Week 2: Advanced Sessions (Four 1-day sessions). Topics may include:

  • Social Media Networks
  • Image Analysis
  • Deep Learning and AI
  • Psycho Linguistic Data Sets

Participants can chose to join either/both weeks 1 and 2, or in week 2 you are welcome to simply join for individual days.

Sessions will be suitable for PhD and postdoctoral researchers, as well as early-career and senior academics. In addition to training, there will be opportunities for participants to develop new interdisciplinary research collaborations.


Bursaries will be available to cover some or all of the course fees, and will be available in the following ways:

  • University of Exeter students and staff: will be automatically considered for a busary from the University of Exeter
  • Non-University of Exeter participants: you can apply for a bursary from NCRM, with priority given to Early Career Researchers. To check eligibility and make a NCRM bursary application please click here

Programme Fees

Standard Course Fees University of Exeter Students & Staff External Participants
Per Week £100 £200
Per Day £40 £80

Apply Now! Click here to complete an application form. Applications will close on Sunday 27th February.