Research course

Professional Doctorate in Digital Media

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication
Qualifications
EngDDProf

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and/or a relevant Master's degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
See website for details
International students
See website for details

As the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) is funded by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC, your tuition fees, £4,327, will be paid. You will be awarded an annual tax-free stipend if your application is successful. The stipend will be paid at the EPSRC EngD rate for the academic year 2019/20, £16,509, along with funding for equipment and conference attendance.

Further information can be found on the CDE website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EngD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • DProf
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1202 961 916