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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment

Fully-funded doctoral 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.

Our four-year EngD doctoral studentships provide:

  • An annual tax-free stipend of £16,509 (EPSRC EngD 2019/20 rate) in the first year, with the potential for an enhanced stipend of £20,500 in years 2-4
  • All tuition fees, worth approximately £5,000 per annum
  • Generous funding of £10,000 for conference travel and equipment plus additional training and cohort activities.
  • 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
  • A placement of up to three years in a research team in a company chosen to match your interests, to research towards their next-generation projects. 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.
  • Excellent training opportunities including participation in games jams, summer schools, conferences and international visits

You will learn a great deal about the digital entertainment industry and emerge with a CV that no conventional research student can match. You must be a citizen of the UK/European Union; or be able to prove you have "indefinite leave to remain" in the UK.

Our PhD doctoral studentships provide:

  • An annual tax-free stipend of £15,000 or more to support your living costs
  • All tuition fees, worth approximately £5,000 per annum
  • Excellent training opportunities including participation in the CDE’s programme of Masters-level teaching, games jams, summer schools, and conferences

Our PhD Studentships are open to UK, EU and international students.

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 undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or related subjects. Excellent technical ability and programming skills are essential.

Questions?

Please contact [email protected]
www.digital-entertainment.org


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