This is a unique programme developed specifically for the digital entertainment industry in partnership with the University of Bath. As a result of this partnership, the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath have created the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE).
The CDE's mission is to train the next generation of leaders in the computer animation, games and visual effects industries, with investment in tune to the value of £20 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and our industry partners to achieve this goal.
If you join this programme, you will leave after four years with either an Engineering or Professional Doctorate, which will depend on whether you have a technical or artistic focus, as well as invaluable high-level industry experience.
The Doctor of Engineering Digital Media (EngD) is the most appropriate route for technical research.
The Doctor of Professional Practice Digital Media (DProf) is a suitable pathway for research more explicitly focused on creative or managerial areas.
We have taken an innovative approach with this doctoral programme, placing you directly into a company where you can work on real projects and help find solutions to the challenges the industry faces. Throughout your course, you'll be supported by quality training, which is drawn from a range of respected taught programmes at Bournemouth University and the University of Bath.
The aim is to provide you with the best of both worlds - invaluable industry experience and high-quality training to support your professional development.
Unfortunately, due to United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) regulations, we can only admit citizens of the UK/European Union or applicants who have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK for this course.
Next start date:
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
48-60 months full-time
An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and/or a relevant Master's degree. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our international entry requirements.