Funded PhD Opportunities in Digital Design, Digital Media and Digital Arts

National Productivity Investment Fund PhD studentships, starting Monday 1 October 2018.

The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training is a partnership between UWE Bristol, University of Plymouth and Falmouth University, creating a new generation of practice-led researchers in digital design, digital media and digital art. 

We have been awarded four fully-funded PhD studentships from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) to research novel applications of Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Research in the creative industries, to begin on Monday 1 October 2018. The studentships cover fees plus an annual maintenance award of £14,777. The award is for three years full-time or five years part-time.

You will be guided and supported by academic staff based in one of the three universities’ research centres. You will enjoy the benefits of an industrial partner that guarantees training and access to facilities, a variety of internships/placements and, in some instances, co-supervision. You will be based at one of the partner universities and enjoy the training events held for 3D3 students. You will also join a cohort of NPIF postgraduate research students and postdoctoral fellows working within an interdisciplinary programme on design futures.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of an innovative and cutting-edge cohort of researchers dedicated to reshaping industrial technologies and processes through embedded practice-based research.

Eligibility and how to apply

You will need at least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant first degree, and be able to demonstrate your potential for practice-led research through a master’s qualification or other evidence of your research aptitude.

The deadline for applications is Monday 4 June 2018.  Interviews will be held in Plymouth on Wednesday 20 June 2018. If you have not heard from us by this date, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

For full information about the programme, all projects and application details, visit the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training.

For enquiries, email 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training at

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