PhD Opportunities in Digital Design, Digital Media and Digital Arts (England)

The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Design, Media and Arts is now inviting applications for its first cohort of PhD studentships. 3D3 is an AHRC-funded partnership between the universities of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Plymouth and Falmouth, creating exciting opportunities for practice-led doctoral students in three fields of study: digital design, digital media and digital arts (including music and performance). Up to ten PhD studentships (covering fees plus an annual stipend) will be offered to applicants of the highest quality each year for the next five years. Some research masters studentships will also be available each year through the consortium in the same fields of study.

3D3 students will benefit from the combined resources of the three universities and enjoy a bespoke training programme that can be extended through a period of external placement. The consortium has a partnership with REACT (Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technologies), an AHRC-funded Creative Economy hub with a wide network of businesses and arts-based organisations. Students will be based at one of the three institutions depending on the focus of their research and should indicate their preference in their application. This is a unique opportunity to become part of a new generation of creative scholar-practitioners working at the forefront of a rapidly expanding research landscape.

How to apply and eligibility

3D3 AHRC studentships are only open to applicants who meet the AHRC residence requirements. Applicants should have achieved at least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant first degree and demonstrate their potential for practice-led research through a master’s qualification and/or through alternative evidence of research aptitude.

Deadline for applications: 28 March 2014

For further details of the programme, including details of supervisory expertise and an application form, visit:

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