This is a unique programme for the Digital Entertainment Industry in partnership with the University of Bath.
The Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) is a joint initiative between the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath and the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University.
Awarded over £6 million pounds by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) the CDE's mission is to train the next generation of leaders in the computer animation, games and visual effects industries.
The CDE's innovative approach is to place Doctoral Candidates directly into companies, where you will work on real projects finding solutions to the challenges that face industry, supported by quality training drawn from a range of respected taught programmes from both Bournemouth and Bath University.
Through critical engagement with these projects and by contributing to new knowledge, Doctoral Candidates will leave the four year course with either an Engineering or Professional Doctorate (dependent on artistic or technical focus) and invaluable high level industry experience.
Doctoral Candidates will receive their tuition fees and a generous yearly stipend. We also welcome applications from people already working in the industry whose companies wish to engage with the CDE''s work. There are restrictions on EPSRC funding for non Home/EU students and we ask that you contact us to discuss your situation.
The Engineering Doctorate in Digital Media (EngD) is the most appropriate route for technical research while the Professional Practice in Digital Media (DProf) allows a suitable pathway for research more explicitly focussed in creative or managerial areas.