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Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships in Media and Arts Technology

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.
10 Fully Funded Scholarships for 2009

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research universities and is located at the heart of Europe's largest concentration of creative industries. We are launching an innovative inter-disciplinary training programme in the science and technologies that are transforming the creative sector. Our mission is to produce post-graduates who combine world-class technical and creative skills and who have a unique vision of how digital technology transforms creative possibilities and social economies.

You will work under the supervision of internationally recognised experts in:
	• Digital Music
	• Digital Video
	• Human Interaction
	• Performance and Live Art
	• Digital Media Law.
You will also develop a working partnership with one of our strategic collaborators including: APT sound connections, BBC, The British Film Institute, BigDog Interactive, BT, Codex, ELBA, Goldsmiths Department of Computing, Illustrious, Kodak, last.fm, LATERAL, LCACE, London Development Agency, LShift, Meridian, Noldus, Philips Research Laboratories, proboscis, QinetiQ, radioscape, University of the Arts London, SONY Computer Enterainment, Solid State Logic, [space], THE TALENT BUSINESS and TATE[1].

This is a unique 4 year Ph.D. programme. In your first year you will take courses in advanced research methods, interaction design and digital media processing, production and recording techniques. You follow this with a bespoke advanced placement project with one of our creative sector partners. In the second year you will select your research topic and take further specialist modules ranging from Digital Audio Effects through Digital Rights Management to Contemporary Performance.

Our programme is part of a £250 million strategic initiative, funded by EPSRC, and is exceptionally well resourced. You will have access to QMUL's state-of-the art research and performance facilities including the Augmented Human Interaction Laboratory, the Pinter Studio Theatre and the Listening Room as well as the extensive resources offered by our industrial and public sector partners.

10 Scholarships are available in 2009 that provide an annual tax-free stipend of £14,940, cover annual tuition fees (£3,300), national and international conference attendance and a laptop equipped with specialist software. Please note that due to external funding restrictions only UK citizens, or EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last 3 years, are eligible for a scholarships.

We invite applications from outstanding individuals with any Arts, Engineering or Science background. You must be able to demonstrate academic achievement at the level of a 2.i first degree or higher and excellent critical and analytic skills. For applicants with a science or technology background we are looking for people who can also demonstrate significant creative abilities. For applicants with an arts/humanities background we are looking for people who can also demonstrate a working knowledge of programming or good mathematical abilities.

Deadline for the first round of scholarships is 30th March 2009.

Email: mat-enquiries@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for further details on how to apply.