Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

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School of Creative Technologies

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Our researchers tackle some of the planet's most urgent challenges. We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference.

That's exactly what our collaborative, interdisciplinary research aims to do – and why we’re investing in a number of fully-funded PhD bursaries that support our commitment to delivering innovative research with impact.

The School of Creative Technologies has leading researchers investigating a wide range of different topics, and we’re currently offering bursaries linked to the following research areas:

We encourage applications for doctoral studies that significantly advance knowledge in the broad fields of Computer/Video Games and meet the challenges of Digital Heritage. We are open to innovative proposals.

Entry requirements

  • As a general rule, you’ll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (depending upon chosen course, minimum upper second class or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject.
  • In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or Qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

How to apply

Discuss your own research idea

Once you've checked that you meet our entry requirements, you can find out more about postgraduate programmes in the School of Creative Technologies by contacting the research leads listed above or the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator Dr Brett Stevens.

Please note: a university supervisor needs to support any bursary application, so it's important you make informal contact before you apply to discuss the suitability of your proposal.

Write up a short research proposal of up to 1500 words

When you apply, you'll need to outline the background to your proposed research, and your proposed research methodology. The proposed research should relate to one of the above research areas and it's essential that you contact potential supervisors for your research before submitting your application, so that they can discuss your proposal in advance.

Apply online

Your application should include your research proposal, a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV. To be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must also quote project code CTSS4430219 when you apply.

Eligibility and funding notes

The bursaries are available to UK and EU students only and cover tuition fees for three years and an annual maintenance grant of £14,777 (2018/19 rate).


Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the research leads mentioned above.

For administrative and admissions enquiries please contact

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