Applications are open for the D-REAL doctoral programme in Digitally-Enhanced Reality.
Each student who is admitted to this programme will receive a full scholarship to undertake a four-year structured PhD programme. This scholarship comprises full payment of university fees for four years and a tax-free stipend of €18,500 per annum for four years. In addition, a generous budget for conference travel, equipment, training, placement maintenance and publication costs is provided.
All students will be members of a cohort of 27, working across a number of disciplines in the area of digital media. The cohort will be brought together for training activities throughout the four years, across all five institutions. Training will focus on disciplinary skills, master classes and transferable skills. Graduates will develop the skills necessary to work in industry or in academia.
Students will be hired on specific projects, as detailed on our website. Each student will have a supervisor in their ‘home’ institution and a secondary supervisor from among the 110 supervisors in the d-real programme. This supervisory system encourages collaboration across the institutions, giving the student the opportunity to draw on expert knowledge across the programme.
Whether via multimodal devices such as smart phones, embedded displays and IoT, or virtual assistants and VR/AR experiences, media technology is revolutionising the way we interact, collaborate and behave. d-real PhD students will develop skills for next generation human-centric media technology, including:
Applicants should visit the d-REAL website here and complete an application form. Applicants will be asked to fill out details of their education record and to select their top three PhD topic preferences from a list of topics.
The minimum requirements for entry into the programme are:
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