Research course

Digital Arts

University of Kent · School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Entry requirements

A 1 or 2.1 honours degree in electronics, computing or a related electronics subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The School conducts high-quality significant national and international research and offers excellent opportunities for graduate studies. We have consistently attracted substantial research funding from the UK Research Councils, European research programmes, industrial and commercial companies, government agencies and others, and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to new developments.

We offer higher degree research programmes in the four areas listed below on a full-time or part time basis.

The Digital Media group is a multidisciplinary group with interests in many areas including social computing (eg, social networking, computer mediated communication), mobile/ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction and digital arts (eg, computer games, 3D animation, digital film). Our work is applied across a wide range of domains including e-health, cultural heritage and cyber influence/identity.

Current research themes include:

  • interface/interaction design and human-computer interaction
  • cyber behaviour/influence
  • social computing and sociability design
  • natural user interfaces
  • virtual worlds
  • online communities and computer-mediated communication
  • mobile applications
  • digital film-making and post-production.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

For information about funding, including scholarships, please visit

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months


part time
60-72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0)1227 827272