Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships in Media and Arts Technology (MAT)

Queen Mary University of London

Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships in Media and Arts Technology (MAT) Available for September 2016 intake.

Applications open 1st December 2015 and close 31 January 2016.


For 2013 entry we especially welcome applicants with interests in: – computational linguistics, psychology and cognitive science – media content, semantics and narrative for music, audio, video -Research degrees in Media and Arts Technology (MAT)

The PhD in Media and Arts Technology is an innovative inter-disciplinary programme in the science and technologies that transform the creative sector, with a special focus on Music, Media, and the Arts. Our mission is to produce post-graduates who combine world-class technical and creative skills and are ready to contribute to Digital Economy.

We are an RCUK Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), under the Digital Economy research theme, advertising up to 8 funded Media and Arts Technology programme 4 year PhDs.

The Media and Arts Technology four year Ph.D. comprises three main components:

  • Advanced taught modules
  • An advanced placement project with one of our partners in the creative digital sector
  • A PhD research project

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 also offer training in professional skills like entrepreneurship and technology transfer.

We welcome applications from all UK, EU and overseas students however please note that there are restrictions on eligibility for Scholarships.

DEADLINE for applications is 31 January 2016

Further information

To Apply: https://mysis.qmul.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=RFQM-G4ZX-09&code2=0006&code3=GUEST

For more detailed information and funding opportunities please see: http://www.mat.qmul.ac.uk

EPSRC/AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Queen Mary University of London