Research course

Games Computing and Creative Technology Specialisms

University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

For the MPhil, or PhD via MPhil, you should have at least an upper second class honours degree (2.1) in a relevant subject; upon satisfactory progress you will be able to transfer to the PhD. If you also have a relevant masters degree, or other postgraduate qualification in a related subject, you may be allowed to register directly as a PhD student. This possibility will be discussed at the time of application. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, i.e. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Months of entry


Course content

This MPhil/PhD offered by the School of Business and Creative Technologies offers you an opportunity to focus your studies in an area that is of personal or professional relevance to you.

The latest nationwide Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results, announced in December 2008, resulted in research work conducted at the University of Bolton being assessed as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
The School of Business and Creative Technologies is developing a multidisciplinary research culture in the disciplines of computer games, computing and IT, and the creative technologies, and is collaborating with industry and other academic partners.

Research activity in the school is vibrant and staff and research students work in a number of areas including machine-mediated communication and HCI, e-learning and e-commerce, relational agents, artificial intelligence, physical character animation modelling, emotioneering and biofeedback, sound engineering and computer game sound.

Current large-scale research and enterprise activity within the school includes projects such as virtual research environments, open content and learning, cybersavvy youth and girls and gadgets.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months
part time
30 - 36 months


part time
60 - 72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton Enquiries
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