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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment

Fully-funded Engineering Doctorate studentships available in Animation, Games and Visual Effects

The ESPRC doctoral training Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) is seeking candidates of academic excellence to undertake fully-funded research in computer games, animation, visual effects, and other topics in the graphics/vision area. Candidates may register via the CDE website.

This programme offers all you need for a research career in the games, visual effects or computer animation industries, as well as the medical, defence, cultural and other sectors.

These four-year doctoral studentships provide:

  • In the first year, an annual tax-free stipend of £16,509 (EPSRC EngD 2018/19 rate)
  • Once your placement commences, you could also receive up to £4,000 per annum, provided the company has entered into a contractual agreement to provide an appropriate contribution to the university.
  • Tuition fees, worth approximately £5,000 per annum
  • Generous funding of around £10,000 for conferences and equipment plus additional training and cohort activities.

We offer a fully-structured taught first year at Masters level, with a growing emphasis on research as the year unfolds.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment

You will then join a research team in a company chosen to match your interests for three years, to research towards their next-generation projects. You will learn a great deal about the industry and emerge with a CV that no conventional research student can match.

We offer our students excellent training opportunities including participation in games jams, summer schools, conferences and international visits.

Our students have been placed in organisations including BBC R&D, Electronic Arts, Sony, Double Negative Visual Effects, Ninja Theory, Ubisoft and Holovis International. We have also worked with organisations from other sectors which require digital technology expertise such as BMT Defence Services, Emteq, Cityscape, Plymouth Marine Labs, National Trust, National Museums Liverpool and Imperial War Museums. Successful candidates are expected to be placed with comparable companies.

Fully-funded Engineering Doctorate studentships available in Animation, Games and Visual Effects

All applications are assessed on both your research potential and academic excellence.

You will need a strong first degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or related subjects. Excellent technical ability and programming skills are essential.

You must be a citizen of the UK/European Union; or be able to prove you have "indefinite leave to remain" in the UK.


Please contact [email protected]

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