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