EPSRC/AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
We have a small number of PhD scholarships available for UK residents for the September 2017 intake. You must have been living in the UK (without needing a visa) for over 3 years, and not solely for study purposes. Please go to our website www.mat.qmul.ac.uk for more information. Applications will close on Monday 3rd July. Interviews will take place on or around 20th July 2017.
Our PhD in Media and Arts Technology is an innovative inter-disciplinary programme in the sciences and technologies that transform the creative sector, with a special focus on Sound, Music, Media and Interaction. Its mission is to produce post-graduates that have world-class skills in technical and scientific research, creativity, building and using software and hardware, and are prepared to contribute to the world’s Digital Economy.
The Media and Arts Technology four year Ph.D. comprises three main components:
The first year follows the American model with a strong emphasis on taught modules. There are six in the first two semesters, then a five-month internship with companies such as BBC, BT, Cinimod, United Visual Artists and Inition. Core modules are Interactive Digital Multimedia Techniques (including Max MSP, Arduino and raspberry Pi), Sound Recording and Production Techniques (audio piece on Logic), Digital Arts documentary (documentary made with expert production advice and edited on Final Cut) and Research Methods. There are two additional optional modules chosen from a long list such as Java programming, Design for Human Interaction and Digital Audio Effects.
At the beginning of year 2 you finalise your PhD topic. In years 2 and 3, you will take three further specialist option modules to support your research. These can be from other Schools in Queen Mary, like Geography, Drama and Film, as well as from our own School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.
We are offering scholarships to applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK (i.e. have lived and worked in the UK at least the last three years).
Applications will open on 1st December 2017 for the September 2018 intake which will include a small number of scholarships for international students.