10 Fully-Funded Engineering Doctorate Studentships Available in Animation, Games and Visual Effects

Centre for Digital Entertainment

The Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) delivers doctoral level training and research specialising in computer games, animation, visual effects, and industry applied computer graphics / vision technical fields.  The CDE is recruiting now for the fully-funded, Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Programme - 2018/19 intake.  

The EngD programme develops the technology leaders of tomorrow by giving researchers the experience of working as a Research Engineer for a period of 3 years on real industrial problems in a company environment.  The CDE works with leading UK based companies in animation, games, VFX and other industries and organisations including medical, engineering and cultural heritage that use creative digital technologies.

The CDE is an EPSRC funded partnership between the University of Bath and Bournemouth University (BU); we provide a four year EngD programme consisting of a one year skills-building Masters Level taught programme (Bath or BU), followed by a three year Research Engineer (RE) placement with an industry partner.  You will also be part of a large, experienced doctoral training centre with a cohort of 50 researchers delivering creative digital technology R&D.  Successful applicants will be assigned to either University based on their specific research interest and skill set. 

The four-year EngD funding includes:

  • A tax-free EPSRC stipend paid at the EngD rate for the academic year (the 2017/18 rate is currently £16,053 p.a.)
  • Once your industry placement commences, you may also receive up to £4,000 p.a. on top of the base stipend provided the company has entered into a contractual agreement to provide an appropriate contribution to the university.
  • University tuition fees are paid, worth approximately £4,400 p.a.
  • Generous funding of £10,000 over the four year programme for conferences and equipment; plus additional cohort activities and masterclasses.

You will need a strong first degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or related subjects;  and evidence of computer programming skills is essential.

You must be a UK or EU citizen; or have "indefinite leave to remain" in the UK.

To apply, or for more information, click here

Please see the CDE website for full details of the University of Bath and Bournemouth University EngD programmes and funding.