Professional Doctorate in Digital Media (DProf)

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
DProf

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4200 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Professional Doctorate in Digital Media at Bournemouth University

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDProfHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4200 per yearInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

As the Centre is funded by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC, your tuition fees 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, which is currently £15,796 (16/17), along with funding for equipment and conference attendance.

Please see the Bournemouth University website for the library and laboratory fee types for international students.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and/or a relevant Master's degree. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. 

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